Year Awarded: 2002
Sport: Golf
Team Sport Australia Award

Peter Thomson & Kel Nagle (Golf) - 1960

This event has been won by most of golf’s greatest players including Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Gary Player and Tiger Woods. In 1959 the event was played at Royal Melbourne in front of huge crowds. The photograph of Kel Nagle, one leg in the air, riding home Peter Thomson’s final putt is one of Australian golf’s more enduring images.

Canada Cup

Team Members: Kel Nagle, Peter Thomson

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