South African Hobday dies at age 76

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South Africa's Simon Hobday, whose worldwide victories included a major title on the PGA Tour Champions, died Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 76.

Hobday won 17 times during a professional career that began in 1969, including twice on the European Tour. He also won five times on the senior circuit, notably outlasting Graham Marsh to win the 1994 U.S. Senior Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

Hobday was known for his easy nature and fun-loving spirit, and his passing prompted an outpouring on social media from several of his peers: