Who's who: Stephen Gallacher

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Who's who: Stephen Gallacher

  • Name:

    Stephen James Gallacher
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Born:

    Nov 1, 1974 in Dechmont, West Lothian, Scotland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Bathgate GC, West Lothian.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1995 (+4 hcp)
  • Website:

    https://www.sgfoundation.co.uk

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (1995). Ryder Cup player (2014). Multiple wins on the European Tour.

Did you know?

The nephew of Ryder Cup legend Bernard Gallacher, Stephen took up golf at an early age. He played in the victorious 1995 Walker Cup side at Royal Porthcawl, winning both his singles matches by comfortable margins. Later that year he joined golf's professional ranks.

Gallacher made his debut on the European Tour in 1996, but did not record his first win until 2004. In October of that year he prevailed over Graeme McDowell in a playoff to take the Dunhill Links Championship on the Old Course, St Andrews. It took another 201 tournaments before Gallacher won for the second time; again it was at one of the Tour's richest events, the 2013 Dubai Desert Classic. In 2014 he successfully defended this title, and had several other top 10 finishes. These no doubt contributed to his wild-card selection by captain Paul McGinley for the 2014 Ryder Cup team.

Top tournaments won by Stephen Gallacher

2019
Asia
279 (-9)
US$291,660
Hero MotoCorp

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Stephen

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

US$291,660

Title sponsor

Hero MotoCorp

Played as the Hero Indian Open (March 28-31; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Masahiro Kawamura (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Gallacher (Scot). [DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Stephen

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€303,268

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 30-Feb 2; European Tour event). Second-placed Emiliano Grillo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Stephen Gallacher (Scot). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Stephen

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

€309,233

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 31-Feb 3; European Tour event). Second-placed Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Stephen Gallacher (Scot), who recorded his second European Tour win, coming 9 years after the first. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Stephen

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€645,162

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 7-10). 29-year-old Stephen Gallacher (Scot) beat Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first European Tour win. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].

1994
Amateur
278 (-6)
amateur
EGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Stephen

Venue

Aura

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

EGA

Played as the European Amateur Championship. Second-placed Gordon Sherry (Scot) and Lee James (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [Aura Golf, Ruissalo, nr Turku, Finland].

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Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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