Sad day today chaps, for those of you who remember him or remember his 2 iron into the 18th at The Belfry in the Ryder Cup in 1989, one of the best and most important shots in Ryder Cup history, he beat Freddie Couples on the 18th for Europe to retain the Ryder Cup. Those were the days of Europe’s resurgence and ultimately led to domination, of golf’s most prized possession. He was only 67.
From me: 2iron, Ryder Cup 1989. Enough said.
Freddie Couples has always been a golfing hero for me, and I still remember watching his match against Christy O’Connor in the 1989 when the Irishman smashed his 2iron on the 18th… the spot where a plaque remains to this day at the Belfry. What a shot, and when his wife legged it onto the green after Freddie conceded… well, blimey. All v emotional. Lots of remember from that Ryder Cup, for me it was always “that” shot.
Definitely worth watching in full screen with sound up to just hear the crowd and their reception of Christy O’Connor.