Christy O’Connor Jnr, Irish golfer, Died at 67


Christy O’Connor Jnr was born on August 19, 1948, in Galway and died on January 6, 2016.

He was an Irish golfer.

Christy was also known as “Junior” because he is the nephew of another leading Irish golfer Christy O’Connor.

O’Connor Jnr turned professional in 1967.

The European Tour officially started in 1972, and O’Connor made the top hundred on the Order of Merit in each of its first twenty-one seasons, with a best ranking of seventh in 1975.

O’Connor Jnr won four European Tour events.

Mr. O’Connor Jnr has competed on both the European Seniors Tour and the U.S. based Champions Tour, and has won two Senior British Open titles (before it became one of the senior majors) and two Champions Tour events.

Christy O’Connor played in the Ryder Cup twice.

Christy was a member of a losing Great Britain & Ireland team and in 1989 he was part of a European team which tied the match to retain the trophy.

Christy personal record was one win, three losses and no ties.

He won over Fred Couples was best remembered for a stunning 2 iron shot on the last hole at The Belfry which he left just 4 feet from the hole.

Mr. O’Connor was also active in golf course design.

Christy O’Connor Jnr passed away at 67 yrs old on 6 January 2016.