Ireland's Christy O'Connor has won a spot on the World Golf Hall of Fame.

O’Connor, 84, becomes only the second Irish golfer ever to be selected.

The last was the late Joe Carr who was inducted in 2007.

O'Connor, who is known as "Himself" in Ireland is the uncle of another famous Irish golfer, Christy O'Connor Jnr.

Speaking today, O'Connor said, "This is a fantastic honor, not only for myself and my family, but for the whole of Ireland, and in particular, all my friends in professional golf ... who helped me enjoy a wonderful career in the game."

O'Connor, who was a hugely popular player, was picked through the Veterans Category for his 24 European Tour victories and his 10 Ryder Cup spots.

O'Connor's 40-year career saw him win two British Masters and 10 Irish PGAs. But he never won a major, finishing one shot behind in the 1958 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

He will be inducted Nov. 2 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.

Irish golf star Christy O'Connor