Pro golfers react to death of former President George H.W. Bush

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 07: Former President George H. W. Bush shakes hands with American Captain Fred Couples during the Opening Ceremony of The Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course on October 7, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Pro golfers react to death of former President George H.W. Bush

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Pro golfers react to death of former President George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday night at his home in Houston.

The 41st president of the U.S., and the father of president No. 43 George W. Bush, was 94 years old.

The elder Bush had a deep connection to golf. He earned induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011 and was the 2008 recipient of the Bob Jones Award – a U.S. Golf Association honor that recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by the legendary Jones.

Bush’s family ties also run deep in the sport. His grandfather, George H. Walker, was a former USGA president and was for whom the Walker Cup was named.

It’s no surprise then that a number of pro golfers have offered their thoughts on the former president’s passing.

Here’s a look:

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