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Name: - Stephen James Gallacher
Country: - Scotland
Born : - November 1, 1974 in Dechmont, West Lothian, Scotland.
Original Home/Club: - Bathgate GC, West Lothian.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1995 (plus 4)
Web Address: - http://www.sgfoundation.co.uk
Sponsor / Attachment: - Macdonald Hotels, TaylorMade.

Roll of Honour

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


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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

2019Men AsiaIndian OpenDLF G&CC279 (-9)US$291,660
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].
2014Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC272 (-16)€303,268
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 30-Feb 2; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Emiliano Grillo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Gallacher (Scot). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
2013Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC266 (-22)€309,233
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (European Tr event). Second-placed Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Gallacher (Scot), who recorded his second European Tour win, coming 9 years after the first. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
2004Men EuropeAlfred Dunhill Links Ch'shipSt Andrews269 (-19)€645,162
Played as the Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 7-10). First-time European Tour winner Gallacher (Scot) beat Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
1994Men AmateurEuropean AmateurAura Golf278 (-6)amateur
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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