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Peter Thomson dies at 88

Australia’s five-time British Open champ Peter Thomson has kicked the bucket matured 88.

The primary Australian to win the major kicked the bucket at his home in Melbourne at 9am neighborhood time on Wednesday, his family revealed to PGA Australia (PGAA).

Thomson had experienced Parkinson’s sickness for over four years, the body said.

Matured 24, Thomson ended up one of the most youthful victors of the British Open Championship with a triumph at Royal Birkdale in 1954.

He went ahead to win the Claret Jug a further four times finished the following decade, a record just coordinated by the US’s Tom Watson and Scotsman James Braid in the twentieth century.

Conceived Vale Peter Thomson on August 23, 1929, in Brunswick, Victoria, he started playing professionally at 19 and won his first open in New Zealand in 1950, an opposition he would win on a further eight events.

His British Open triumphs in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1965 were among 89 proficient competition wins amid his profession.