Tributes paid to Christy O’Connor Junior

Christy O Connor Jnr

 

Christy O'Connor Junior has passed away.

The 67-year-old died suddenly in Spain.

The nephew of the legendary Christy O'Connor Snr, the Galway native was a two-time Ryder Cup winner - famously helping Europe to retain the trophy at the Belfry in 1989.

As well as winning four European Tour titles, including the 1975 Irish Open, he was twice crowned the British Senior Open champion.

2014 Ryder Cup winning Captain Paul McGinley said O'Connor was "a true Irishman, character and golfer".

Tributes were also paid on social media today.