Thomson, Peter

Hometown:

AUSTRALIA

Melbourne

Year Inducted:

1988

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Aug 23, 1929

Peter Thomson

Professional Majors: 7

  • Open Championship: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965
  • Senior PGA Championship: 1984
  • Senior British Championship: 1988

Australasia Tour Wins: 34

  • 1947: Australian Foursomes Shield
  • 1948: Victoria Amateur Championship
  • 1950: New Zealand Open
  • 1951: Australian Open, New Zealand Open
  • 1952: Victorian PGA Championship, Mobilco Tournament
  • 1953: New Zealand Open, New Zealand PGA Championship, Victorian PGA Championship
  • 1953: Ampol Tournament
  • 1955: New Zealand Open, Pelaco Tournament, Speedo Tournament
  • 1956: Pelaco Tournament
  • 1958: Victorian Open, Pelaco Tournament
  • 1959: New Zealand Open, Pelaco Tournament, Cole 3,000 Tournament
  • 1960: New Zealand Open, Wills Masters
  • 1961: New Zealand Open, Adelaide Advertiser, New South Wales Open
  • 1965: New Zealand Open
  • 1967: New Zealand Caltex Tournament, Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open
  • 1968: West End Open, Victorian Open
  • 1971: New Zealand Open
  • 1972: Australian Open
  • 1973: Victorian Open

European Tour Wins: 22

  • 1954: News of the World Match Play
  • 1957: Yorkshire Evening News Tournament
  • 1958: Dunlop Tournament, Daks Tournament
  • 1959: Italian Open, Spanish Open
  • 1960: Yorkshire Evening News Tournament, Daks Tournament, Bowmaker Tournament, German Open
  • 1961: News of the World Match Play, British Masters, Esso Golden Tournament
  • 1962: Piccadilly Tournament, Martini International
  • 1965: Daks Tournament
  • 1966: News of the World Match Play
  • 1967: News of the World Match Play, Alcan International
  • 1968: British Masters
  • 1970: Martini International
  • 1972: W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament

Champions Tour Wins: 10

  • 1984: WBTV World Seniors Invitational
  • 1985: Vintage Invitational, American Golf Carta Blanca Johnny Mathis, MONY Senior Tournament of Champions, Champions Classic, Senior Players Reunion Pro-Am, MONY Syracuse Senior Classic, du Maurier Champions, United Virginia Bank Seniors, Suntree Senior Classic

Additional Wins: 10

  • 1954: Canada Cup
  • 1956: Texas International Open
  • 1959: Canada Cup
  • 1960: Hong Kong Open
  • 1964: Indian Open, Philippine Open
  • 1965: Hong Kong Open
  • 1966: Indian Open
  • 1976: Indian Open, Pepsi-Wilson Tournament

Presidents Cup Appearances: 3 (Wins in bold)

  • Captain: 1996, 1998, 2000

Golf Awards & Honors

  • Order of the British Empire, Member: 1957
  • Order of the British Empire, Commander: 1979
  • Centenary Medal: 2000
  • Order of Australia, Officer: 2001