Hilary Watson - Updated Jul 2024

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Hilary Watson

Hilary Watson is more popular as the wife of Tom Watson, a five-time British Open Champion. Also, Hilary Watson was a cutting horse champion. Similarly, Hilary was a member of the 1976 Olympic squad which was barred from competing in the Games.

Early life

Hilary Watson was born on June 19, 1956. Her birthplace is Fort Victoria, Rhodesia. Moreover, she was 63 years old, when she died.

Her father’s name is Charles Holton and her mother’s name is Agnes Holton. She had two sisters, Alicia Korte Holton and Christine Holton.

Likewise, Hilary spent her childhood in South Africa. As she held Zimbabwe-American nationality. Based on her date of birth, her zodiac sign was Gemini.

Talking about her educational background, Hilary Watson completed her bachelor’s degree from a public US state university.


In October 2017, Hilary had abdominal pain and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In 2018, Watson had surgery to remove her tumor.

Her treatment began with the expert of Mayo Clinic specialists in Rochester, then Dr. Philip Salem in Houston. Moreover, Hilary Watson died on November 27, 2019, in Stilwell, Kansas.

Professional life

Hilary Watson moved from Rhodesia to Durban, South Africa in 1980. Later, she moved to Cape Town and worked in public relations.

In 1999, she married Tom Watson. After that, her love of horses continued to grow as she was introduced to cutting horses and the National Cutting Horse Association.

Similarly, Hilary helped reinstate cutting in Kansa City’s Annual American Royal Horse and Livestock Show in 2004. Whereas,

Watson moved to improve her results and became a successful competitor, winning many buckles and around $400,000 in the sports. Likewise, Hilary received $84,000 in the amateur division.

Hilary Watson horse riding

Caption: Hilary riding a horse (Source: Instagram)


As Hilary was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she scored fourth in the NCHA’s Amateur Rider of the Year competition in 2018, after undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and significant surgery.

Likewise, in 2019, Hilary Watson scored the fifth position in the annual competition.

Net worth 2024

According to some online sources, she had an estimated net worth of around $1 million. Similarly, Hilary earned money by playing the cutting horse game.

On the other side, her husband, Tom Watson has a net worth of $25 million.

Personal life

Regarding her romantic and private life, Hilary Watson was a married woman. She married her first husband Denis Watson in 1986.

Denis is a professional golfer from Rhodesia. The couple settled in North California. With marriage, they have three children, Kyle Paige and Kelly Paige, Ross. Later, Hilary and Denis moved to Orlando, Florida.

Due to some reasons, the couple separated in 1999. After that, she falls in love with another golfer, Tom Watson.

In the same year, Hilary and Tom tied the knot. Likewise, they had two children, Michael Watson, and Meg Watson.

Hilary Watson – Body measurements

Hilary was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed around 66kg. Likewise, Hilary had black eyes and brown hair. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Hilary’s other body measurements.

Hilary Watson – Social media

Talking about her social media presence, she was active on Instagram and Twitter.

Similarly, she had an Instagram account with the username @hilary_watson and has 487 followers. Likewise, she had a Twitter account with 225 followers.