Friday, January 8

Christy O'Connor Jr. and a Legendary 2-Iron Shot


Christy O'Connor Jnr at the 1989 Ryder Cup
RIP Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Posted by Ryder Cup Team Europe on Wednesday, January 6, 2016


WHO AMONG US WOULDN'T WANT to hit one shot in our life like the one Christy O'Connor Jr. struck at the 1989 Ryder Cup? (Take a look at the brief video.)

O'Connor died this week. This from EuropeanTour.com:
Christy O'Connor Jnr, a former Ryder Cup hero, European Tour and Senior Tour veteran, and pioneer of golf in Ireland, has died aged 67. The Galway native passed away in his sleep while on holiday in Tenerife. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Ann and son Nigel….O’Connor Jnr is best known for hitting one of the most famous shots in Ryder Cup history – a two-iron approach to the 18th green at The Belfry in 1989 which came to rest four feet from the hole, helping Tony Jacklin’s team retain the cup courtesy of a 14-14 tie.
(H/T Bernard Daily)

2 comments:

Richard said...

This golf legend will indeed be missed.
RIP O'Connor. He was one of my favorite players, the reason I started following golf in the first place. Truly inspirational.

Average Golfer said...

Wow. I have 2 two irons. They both serve duty holding up tomato plants. Rather well I might add.