Christy O'Connor Jnr

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Christy O'Connor Jnr
O'Connor in 2010
Personal information
NicknameJunior
Born(1948-08-19)19 August 1948
County Galway, Ireland
Died6 January 2016(2016-01-06) (aged 67)
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)[1]
Nationality Ireland
SpouseAnn[1]
Career
Turned professional1967
Former tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins17
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
Champions Tour2
European Seniors Tour2
Other9
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters TournamentCUT: 1977
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT3: 1985
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Christy O'Connor Jnr (19 August 1948 – 6 January 2016) was an Irish golfer. He turned professional in 1967. He played in the Ryder Cup twice.

O'Connor was born in Galway, County Galway. He was married to Ann and had three children. His uncle was golfer Christy O'Connor Snr, who died in May 2016.

O'Connor died on 6 January 2016 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, aged 67.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Christy O'Connor Jnr – Bio". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. Kelly, Liam (6 January 2016). "'The saddest day in Irish golf' - legend Christy O'Connor Jnr passes away at just 67". Irish Independent. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. McConnell, Daniel (6 January 2016). "Tributes pour in for 'golfing great' Christy O'Connor Jnr". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  4. "Ireland's Ryder Cup hero Christy O'Connor Jr dies aged 67". The Guardian. Press Association. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.