Eight time major golf champion Tom Watson's wife Hilary dies from pancreatic ...

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Eight-time major gold champion Tom Watson paid tribute to his wife who died following a two year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Hilary Watson, 63, passed away on Wednesday night after she was first diagnosed with the illness in October 2017.

She was declared cancer free following chemotherapy, radiation, and a six-hour surgery to remove the tumor seven months later. 

However the cancer returned two months later and she underwent further treatment. 

Eight-time major gold champion Tom Watson paid tribute to his wife who died Hilary following a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. The couple are pictured above in 2014

Eight-time major gold champion Tom Watson paid tribute to his wife who died Hilary following a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. The couple are pictured above in 2014

Hilary Watson, 63, passed away on Wednesday night after she was first diagnosed with the illness in October 2017

Hilary Watson, 63, passed away on Wednesday night after she was first diagnosed with the illness in October 2017


'The void she leaves will be filled by memories which will always remain as they leave indelible marks on our souls which we will never forget,' Tom Watson told Golf Digest through a text message. 

'She said she was dying to live, not living to die throughout her entire ordeal with her cancer. She’s my hero.' 

Despite her diagnosis, Hilary wanted to follow her love of cutting, a type of equestrian sport that derives from ranching. 

She finished fourth in the National Cutting Horse Association amateur rider of the year event after undergoing surgery to remove her tumor at the Mayo Clinic.

'I keep popping up where people are thinking, ‘What are you doing? Why are you here?’” Hilary told the Kansas City Star newspaper in 2018. 

'I think that’s what kept me going through all of that, having those shows and being enthusiastic and excited

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