Golf legend Peter Thomson will join up with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player to form a great golfing triumvirate at the 2009 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS).
Confirmation that Australian legend Thomson will deliver the opening-day keynote address is a further endorsement for the three-day industry gathering at the PutraJaya International Convention Centre.
Between them Thomson, American Nicklaus and South African Player amassed no fewer than 32 Major championship triumphs.
With 18 Major championships to his name between 1962 and 1986, Nicklaus remains the most successful player in the history of the game.
Player is ranked equal fourth on the all-time list with nine Major wins, while Thomson is joint 14th with five Major successes.
All of those came in the British Open during a remarkable 11-year span when he dominated the game that concluded in 1965. To this day, Thomson remains the most successful Australian golfer of all-time.
Over the past few decades, Thomson has established himself as one of the game’s premier golf course architects, with award-winning projects across the globe.
Thomson has lost none of his passion for the sport, as will be evidenced in his opening-day presentation in Kuala Lumpur on 26th October in which he will champion the cause for golf ‘going back to basics’ in order to make the game more accessible and affordable.
Mike Sebastian, managing director of Asia Pacific Golf Development Conferences, the owners and producers of the Summit, said, “We are thrilled that Peter Thomson will be joining us in Malaysia. He is one of the great figures in golf for more than half-a-century and his views on all aspects of the game are widely respected.
“There are very few golf events in the world that have ever been able to boasts participants with a total of 32 Major championships triumphs. We are proud to be able to do so in the shape of three of the true legends of the game.”
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