Simon Hobday, the 1994 U.S. Senior Open Champion at Pinehurst, has passed away

Simon Hobday as seen with the trophy after winning the 1994 U.S. Senior Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina.(Copyright USGA/Robert Walker)

We at Pinehurst are saddened to hear of the passing of Simon Hobday. His grit and determination in winning the 1994 U.S. Senior Open was a performance that stands with the best in the history of Pinehurst and Pinehurst No. 2. We extend our sincerest condolences to the Hobday family.

Hobday’s victory at Pinehurst was a wonderful moment, and he topped a leaderboard that included the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Weiskopf, Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd, all of whom finished among the top 13 in the championship.

Hobday, too, was one of golf’s greatest characters. The tributes on social media have been great fun to read today and allow us to remember a great champion at Pinehurst with a laugh and smile.

Here is a sampling of those tributes:

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