The Open’s touching tribute to an Australian golfing legend
The world’s oldest golf championship has paid a fitting tribute to one of Australia’s greatest ever golfers.
The 147th Open Championships has begun at Carnoustie with a subtle nod to five-time winner, Peter Thomson.
The golfing legend died last month following a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease.
JUST IN | Legendary Australian golfer Peter Thomson AO has died, aged 88.
The five-time British Open winner succumbed to Parkinson’s disease this morning, surrounded by family. pic.twitter.com/H6RR5FLfJA
— 2GB 873 (@2GB873) June 20, 2018
He will forever be remembered as a pioneer of the Australian game and forever be linked to the British Open.
Thomson was the first Aussie to lift the prestigious claret jug and went on to win it another four times.
The Open has honoured his memory with a touching tribute, changing the tee blocks on the opening hole of the course.
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 19, 2018
Golf Australia honoured Peter at the time of his death.
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