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"A light, tender, sensitive touch is worth a ton of brawn." -- Peter Thomson
Peter William Thomson (born 23 August 1929) is an Australian golfer. He is best remembered for his five wins in The Open Championship.

He was born in Melbourne. Thomson's Open Championship wins came in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1965. He was the only man to win the tournament for three consecutive years in the 20th century.

Thomson was a prolific tournament champion around the world, winning the national championships of ten countries, including the New Zealand Open nine times. He competed on the PGA Tour in 1953 and 1954 with relatively little success (finishing 44th and 25th on the Money List), and after that was an infrequent competitor. However in 1956, playing in just eight events, he won the rich Texas International, and achieved his best finish in one of the three majors staged in the United States (fourth at the U.S. Open), to finish ninth on the Money List.

In the era that Thomson won his first four Open Championships, it was true that very few of the leading professionals from the United States travelled to Britain to play in that event. At that time, the prize money in the Open was insufficient even for an American to cover expenses if he won. However, Thomson demonstrated with his win in 1965 that he could beat a field of the world's very best players, as that victory came against a field that included Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tony Lema, three of the top four American golfers from the 1964 Money List.

Thomson enjoyed a successful senior career. In 1985 he won nine times on the Senior PGA Tour in the United States, and finished top of the money list. His last tournament victory came at the 1988 British PGA Seniors Championship. He was president of the Australian PGA from 1962 to 1994 and a victorious non-playing captain of the international team in the 1998 Presidents Cup.

He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988.

Thomson was a guest at the presentation ceremony of the 135th Open Championship, which was won by Tiger Woods. The event marked the 50th anniversary of Thomson's third Open victory.

Among golf's top players, Thomson has perhaps been the most active as a golf writer, having contributed to the Melbourne Age for some 50 years, since the early 1950s. He was for many years the club professional at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, one of the world's top courses. Thomson has designed several golf courses in Australia.

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Total Books: 62
Future Work  Changing organizational culture for the new world of work
2014 - Future Work Changing Organizational Culture for the New World of Work [Expanded and Updated] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781137367150
ISBN-10: 1137367156
Genre: Business & Money
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Future Work How Businesses Can Adapt and Thrive In The New World Of Work
The Book of Riches The 7 Secrets of Wealth You Were Never Told
2009 - The Book of Riches the 7 Secrets of Wealth You Were Never Told (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780956244819
ISBN-10: 0956244815
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Sacred Sea A Journey to Lake Baikal
Kava in the Blood A Personal  Political Memoir from the Heart of Fiji
2008 - Kava in the Blood a Personal Political Memoir From the Heart of Fiji (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419695766
ISBN-10: 1419695762
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Braunton Home of the Last Sailing Coasters
2007 - Braunton Home of the Last Sailing Coasters (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781902310046
ISBN-10: 1902310047
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Sell Your Way to the Top
2007 - Sell Your Way to the Top (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788174460295
ISBN-10: 8174460292
Genre: Business & Money
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The Cambridge Introduction to English Theatre 1660-1900
2006 - The Cambridge Introduction to English Theatre 1660-1900 [Cambridge Introductions to Literature] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521839259
ISBN-10: 0521839254
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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On Actors and Acting
2003 - On Actors and Acting [Exeter Performance Studies] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780859897426
ISBN-10: 0859897427
Genre: Arts & Photography
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World Atlas of Golf
2002 - World Atlas of Golf (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780600607205
ISBN-10: 0600607208
Genres: Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors, Engineering & Transportation
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117 Ways to Grab Your Life by the Throat and Really Make It Happen
2001 - 117 Ways to Grab Your Life By the Throat and Really Make It Happen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781898384052
ISBN-10: 1898384053
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117 Handy Haggling Hints How to Negotiate Win/Win/Win Deals
2001 - 117 Handy Haggling Hints How to Negotiate Win/win/win Deals (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781898384014
ISBN-10: 1898384010
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Gluten-Free Cookery  The Complete Guide for Gluten-Free or Wheat-Free Diets
The Secrets of Communication  Be Heard and Get Results
The Pinnacle Principle  How to Maximise Your Potential
2000 - The Pinnacle Principle How to Maximise Your Potential (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780684868325
ISBN-10: 0684868326
Genre: Business & Money
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Shakespeare's Professional Career
1999 - Shakespeare's Professional Career (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521666411
ISBN-10: 0521666414
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Brecht Mother Courage and her Children
1998 - Brecht Mother Courage and Her Children [Plays in Production] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521454049
ISBN-10: 0521454042
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Substores
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Accomplishment
1998 - Accomplishment (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684821269
ISBN-10: 0684821265
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The Pinnacle Principle Six Key Steps to Personal Success and Fulfilment
1998 - The Pinnacle Principle Six Key Steps to Personal Success and Fulfilment (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780684821276
ISBN-10: 0684821273
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Complete Food Combining
1997 - Complete Food Combining (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747552376
ISBN-10: 0747552371
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Complete Food Combining All You Need to Know About the Hay Diet
1996 - Complete Food Combining All You Need to Know About the Hay Diet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747522683
ISBN-10: 0747522685
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1992 - Shakespeare's Theatre [Theatre Production Studies] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1982 - In the Garden of Bad Things [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)Paperback
1981 - Brecht (Hardcover)Hardcover