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Christy O'connor Jr

Residence: Galway, Ireland and Dublin
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
Turned Pro: 1967
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Birthdate: August 18, 1948
Age: 54
College: Galway, Ireland

Player Notes

Earned a hero's stature for his 1989 Ryder Cup singles victory over Fred Couples, hitting a memorable 2-iron approach to the 18th green at The Belfry to secure a 1-up victory and helping Europe to a 14-14 tie, and retention of the Ryder Cup. . . O'Connor also competed on the 1975 Ryder Cup Team. . . Was one of the big leaders on the European Tour for more than two decades, including sharing third place in the 1985 British Open. . . Only a few months before turning 50, O'Connor placed 10th in the 1998 National Car Rental English Open. . . Winner of the 1973, '75, '77 Irish Match Play Championship, 1974 Zambian Open,1990 Kenya Open, 1992 Dunhill British Masters . . .Six-time member of the World Cup of Golf (1974, '75, '78, '85, '89, '92), the Alfred Dunhill Cup (1985, '89, '92) and the 1974 and ''84 Hennessey Cup.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - 1999 State Farm Senior Classic, Foremost Insurance Championship

European Seniors Tour
2 - 1999 and 2000 Senior British Open

European Tour
6 1975 Irish Open, Martini International, 1976 and '78 Sumrie-Bournemouth Better-Ball (with Eamonn Darcy), 1989 Jersey European Airways, 1992 Dunhill British Masters.

Career Summary

1999 Senior Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 16; top 10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.68 (ranked 18th); money $710,749, (ranked 26th); winner State Farm Senior Classic, Foremost Insurance Championship

2000 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 2; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.29;� �111,100 or �64,593 (ranked 13th); winner Senior British Open.

2000 Senior Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 24; top 10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.24 (ranked 36th); money $381,651, (ranked 50th); best finish, T5th, SBC Senior Classic.

2001 Senior Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 4; top 10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.00; money $81,835, (ranked 104th); best finish, T6th, Verizon Classic.

2002 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.74;� �152,319 or �95,641 (ranked 5th); best finish, 2nd, Wales Seniors Open.

2002 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 13; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.00 (ranked 76th); money $91,303 (ranked 92nd); best finish, T-24th Royal Caribbean Classic.

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