Christy O’Connor Snr, Irish golfer, Died at 91

Christy O’Connor was born December 21, 1924,and died on May 14, 2016

He was an Irish professional golfer.

Christy was one of the leading golfers on the British and Irish circuit since the mid-1950s.

He won over 20 important British and Irish tournaments and finished in the top 10 in the Open Championship on 10 occasions.

Christy, later he had considerable successful in seniors events, twice winning the World Senior Championship.

In team events, he played in 10 successive Ryder Cup matches and played in 15 Canada Cup/World Cup matches for Ireland, winning the Canada Cup in 1958 in partnership with Harry Bradshaw.

He won the first £1,000 prize to be offered in British golf at the Swallow-Penfold Tournament held in 1955

Further down in his career, O’Connor became the leading “senior” player of his day, just before the lucrative U.S.-based Senior PGA Tour, now known as the Champions Tour, took off.

Christy o’Connor won the PGA Seniors Championship six times and the World Senior Championship in 1976 and 1977.

He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2009 in the Veterans category.

Christy O’Connor passed away at 91 yrs old.