Simon Hobday, Offbeat U.S. Senior Open Champion, Dies at 76

Simon Hobday, Offbeat U.S. Senior Open Champion, Dies at 76

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Simon Hobday at the Martini International golf tournament in 1980. He was nicknamed Scruffy for his often mismatched attire.

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Simon Hobday was known as Scruffy, for his distant acquaintance with the reasonably stylish attire favored in his calling. He loved night life, though his workday often began when the sun rose. He was famously irreverent in a pro sport not exactly known for unconventional types.

Hobday, who died on Thursday at 76 in the Durban area of his native South Africa, was a leading player on the African and European…



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