VIRGINIA WATER, England – Christy O'Connor Sr., the Irish golfer who played on 10 Ryder Cup teams and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. He was 91.
The European Tour says O'Connor died Saturday morning.
O'Connor won 24 times on the European Tour and captured the Order of Merit in 1961 and 1962. The Irishman also played 15 times in what is now the World Cup, and he won in 1968 with Harry Bradshaw.
The closest he came to winning a major was finishing one shot out of a playoff in the 1958 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
O'Connor was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009
His nephew, Christy O'Connor Jr., died this year at 67.