Golfer Tom Watson Mourns Death Of Wife Hilary Watson

News by Joey Jordan Published on 29 Nov,2019 Updated on 30 Nov,2019

Golf Icon Tom Waston's Wife Hilary Watson Died at 63 After Battling Pancreatic Cancer

  • Hilary Watson died Wednesday night after battling pancreatic cancer
  • Tom Watson’s agent, Barry Hyde was the one to break out the news.
  • Hilary was diagnosed in 2017.
  • Hilary was passionate about cutting horses.

The wife of the eight-time major champion Tom Watson, Hilary Watson, has passed away at the age of 63 following the battle with pancreatic cancer. Tom's agent Barry Hyde confirmed that she died Wednesday night, 27th November.

Hilary had to go through endless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation since she was diagnosed on Halloween 2017. As per the report in the Kansas City Star, she also underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in order to remove the tumor.

Hilary Watson with her husband Tom Watson SOURCE: Golf Digest

Following the diagnosis, Hilary's husband Tom expressed his admiration for his wife battle with cancer in a Facebook video:

You think cancer, you think end of life thoughts. The more I see her … around people with this disease, it seems like she could care less about it. She’s just going to carry on with her life and let the doctors take care of her. I know one thing, she’s a lot stronger than I am.

Hilary is survived by her husband, Tom, and three children, Kyle Charles, Kelly Paige, and Ross Donald; her step-children, Meg Carr and Michael Watson.

The memorial service is set to be organized on 4th December at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.

Born on June 19, 1956, in Fort Victoria, Rhodesia, Hilary was the daughter of Charles Holton and Agnes Holton. She developed a strong passion for horses as a child and also showcased her potential in many show competitions.