|Full name||Simon Forbes Newbold Hobday|
|Born||23 June 1940|
Mafikeng, South Africa
|Died||2 March 2017 (aged 76)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Former tour(s)||Sunshine Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships|
|The Masters Tournament||DNP|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1995|
|The Open Championship||T19: 1983|
Personal life[change | change source]
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]
- Green Sr., Ron (25 July 2011). "'Scruffy' Hobday went with the flow, pleasing fans, sportswriters". News Observer. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
- "Simon Hobday". Who's Who South Africa. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "Simon Hobday, former US Senior Open champion, passes away aged 76". Sky Sports. 2 March 2017.
- "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books – Eisenhower Trophy – Championship Results – 1966". Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "Rhodesian Sport Profiles: Simon Hobday". Retrieved 25 January 2013.