Author(s): Tony Walker
Peter Thomson won five golf Open Championships. He is only the third golfer to have won five or more, behind the great Harry Vardon who won six. It is a feat unlikely to be repeated in the modern era and puts him in the legendary league of Don Bradman, Rod Laver, Margaret Court and Dawn Fraser. On the 50th anniversary of his last Open Championship Peter Thomson talks about his life, golf and how he achieved open glory-not just once but five times. The Peter Thomson Five is beautifully illustrated with photos from Peter Thomson's scrapbook and maps of the greens he played on.
Antony Walker is a golf tragic who has spent his career as a foreign correspondent and a political editor for various Fairfax papers. He has won two Walkley awards and was awarded the Centenary Medal for contributions to journalism in 2001. He is an adjunct professor at LaTrobe university in the School of Communications. A frustrated sports journalist, this is his first sporting book.