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The Open’s subtle tribute to an Australian golfing legend

Macquarie National News
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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.

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.

Peter Thomson with the claret jug

The Open has honoured his memory with a touching tribute, changing the tee blocks on the opening hole of the course.

Golf Australia honoured Peter at the time of his death…

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