Simon Hobday

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Simon Hobday
Personal information
Full nameSimon Forbes Newbold Hobday
NicknameScruffy[1]
Born(1940-06-23)23 June 1940
Mafikeng, South Africa
Died2 March 2017(2017-03-02) (aged 76)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality South Africa
Career
Turned professional1969
Former tour(s)Sunshine Tour
European Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins17
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Sunshine Tour6
Champions Tour5
Other4
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1995
The Open ChampionshipT19: 1983
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Simon Forbes Newbold Hobday (23 June 1940 – 2 March 2017)[2][3] was a South African professional golfer who won tournaments on three continents.

Personal life[change | change source]

Hobday was born in Mafikeng. He represented the country in the 1966 Eisenhower Trophy.[4] He also lived in Rhodesia.[5]

Career[change | change source]

Hobday turned professional in 1969. He spent his regular career mainly on the Southern Africa Tour, where he won six times and the European Tour, where he won the 1976 German Open and the 1979 Madrid Open. As a senior, he played mainly in the United States on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour), where he claimed five titles between 1993 and 1995 including one senior major, the 1994 U.S. Senior Open.

References[change | change source]

  1. Green Sr., Ron (25 July 2011). "'Scruffy' Hobday went with the flow, pleasing fans, sportswriters". News Observer. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. "Simon Hobday". Who's Who South Africa. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  3. "Simon Hobday, former US Senior Open champion, passes away aged 76". Sky Sports. 2 March 2017.
  4. "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books – Eisenhower Trophy – Championship Results – 1966". Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  5. "Rhodesian Sport Profiles: Simon Hobday". Retrieved 25 January 2013.