He’s an Australian Open champion, a World Cup winner and a dominant force on the European Senior Tour but to talk to him you wouldn’t know any of that because at his core, Peter Fowler is simply a good bloke who happens to be good at golf. Talent, as Mathew Goggin once famously said, is merely the entry fee in professional golf and after that it comes down to hard work, self-belief, dogged determination and – yes – a little bit of luck. In Fowler’s case we can add one more characteristic to the list… it’s a less common one in professional golf or indeed any elite pursuit but the enduring impression one gets from him is humility. As always on the Thing About Golf our chat is a lengthy and wide ranging one but there is much wisdom to be gained by listening to the man affectionately known as ‘Chook’.

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