1967

HK Golfer - - Honma Hong Kong Open | The Top Champions -

Five-time Open cham­pion Peter Thom­son bagged his third Hong Kong Open ti­tle of the decade with his 1967 vic­tory at Fan­ling. Thom­son, who is cred­ited with kick-start­ing the first se­ries of pro­fes­sional events in Asia, was 38 when he com­pleted his hat-trick and, with his en­vi­ably ortho­dox and rhyth­mi­cal swing, in­vari­ably dom­i­nated pro­ceed­ings at the Hong Kong Golf Club. The Aus­tralian, who favoured dis­cus­sions on pol­i­tics and lis­ten­ing to clas­si­cal mu­sic to drink­ing beer and talk­ing about sport, dies at 88 with Parkin­son’s dis­ease in June 2018.

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