Residence: Bathgate, Scotland
Stephen is the nephew of former European Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher. Stephen Gallacher had a strong amateur career and played in GB & I’s winning Walker Cup team at Royal Porthcawl in 1995 before turning professional the same year.
He had a few patchy years, but managed to finish in the top 60 on the Order of Merit in 2000. His first victory, however, was not until 2004 when he won the Dunhill Links Championship (played over Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews) in a sudden-death play-off against Graeme McDowell. This victory came exactly 35 years after his uncle, the former Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher, won his maiden professional title. The large winner’s purse catapulted him to 15th on the Order of Merit. His victory in front of a delighted home crowd finally fulfilled the promise he had shown since joining the professional ranks in 1995.
Stephen’s 2008 did not really get started until the second half of the season. His first top-10 of the season came at the European open where he finished in a tie for 8th. The following week he recorded his best finish of the season in front of his home crowd. Despite a magnificent 64 on the final day, he could only finish in a tie for 6th place. He achieved a further top-10 in his home land at the Johnnie Walker Classic.
Stephen Gallacher Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Stephen Gallacher throughout his career
Stephen Gallacher Tournament History
2007 BMW PGA Championship
24-27 May - BMW PGA Championship - West Course at Wentworth. The BMW PGA Championship was played out on a rain-lashed West Course at Wentworth in Surrey. Traditionally, the PGA attracts one of the strongest fields on the European Tour and this time was no exception with Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Michael Campbell and others all making the trip across the pond. It was not, however, one of the better known superstars who walked off with the trophy and 725,000 Euro first prize, but Anders Hansen from Denmark who holed a 25 foot birdie putt on the first sudden-death play-off hole against England’s Justin Rose. This was only Hansen’s second victory on Tour – bizarrely the only other win was the same tournament – then called the Volvo PGA – five years earlier in 2002.
In Stephen Gallacher's bag...In Stephen's bag at the BMW - Callaway X Forged irons (prototype can be seen stamped in the cavities). To make life a bit easier, he has a Big Bertha 2002 series 2 iron. Driver is the Callaway FT-3 and he has a Big Bertha Fusion fairway. A Titleist Vokey raw steel wedge can also be seen tucked in amongst the Callaway kit.
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