|Full name||Bernard Gallacher, OBE|
|Born||9 February 1949|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Residence||Ascot, Berkshire, England|
|Children||Kirsty, Jamie, Laura|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
European Seniors Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|European Senior Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1970|
|The Open Championship||T18: 1973|
|Achievements and awards|
Early life and amateur career
Gallacher was born in Bathgate, Scotland. He took up golf at the age of eleven. In 1965 he won the Lothians Golf Association Boys Championship. He won the 1967 Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship and turned professional the same year.
He won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award in 1968. His first professional wins came in 1969; a pair of them in Zambia and another pair in Europe in the equivalent of European Tour events. (The European Tour wasn't established until 1972.) He finished 1969 as Order of merit winner earning the Harry Vardon Trophy.
He accumulated ten wins on the European Tour between 1974 and 1984 and finished in the top ten on the European Tour Order of Merit five times between 1972 and 1982, with a best placing of third in 1974.
In 1969, at the age of 20, Gallacher became the youngest man to represent Great Britain in the Ryder Cup up to that time. This record was subsequently beaten by Nick Faldo and others. He went on to play in the Ryder Cup eight times and was non-playing captain of the European Team in 1991, 1993 and 1995. All three of those matches were very close; Europe lost the first two but won the third.
After turning 50, Gallacher played on the European Seniors Tour. His first senior win came at The Mobile Cup in 2002.
Gallacher also wrote a column for Scottish golf magazine bunkered from 1998 until 2008. In August 2014, Gallacher was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.
Professional wins (23)
European Tour wins (10)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||23 Jun 1974||Carroll's Celebration International||−17 (72-71-68-68=279)||3 strokes||Jack Newton|
|2||5 Oct 1974||Dunlop Masters||−2 (71-70-69-72=282)||Playoff||Gary Player|
|3||4 Oct 1975||Dunlop Masters (2)||+5 (74-70-71-74=289)||2 strokes||Dale Hayes|
|4||16 Apr 1977||Spanish Open||−11 (70-68-70-69=277)||2 strokes||Francisco Abreu|
|5||13 May 1979||French Open||−8 (71-69-74-70=284)||1 stroke||Willie Milne|
|6||21 Sep 1980||Haig Whisky TPC||−8 (68-65-66-69=268)||3 strokes||Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer|
|7||14 Jun 1981||Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open||−16 (65-69-63-67=264)||5 strokes||Nick Faldo|
|8||16 May 1982||Martini International||−7 (71-71-68-67=277)||3 strokes||José María Cañizares, Nick Faldo|
|9||6 Jun 1982||Jersey Open||−15 (69-66-68-70=273)||Playoff||Eamonn Darcy, Des Smyth|
|10||3 Jun 1984||Jersey Open (2)||−14 (66-71-68-69=274)||2 strokes||Sandy Lyle|
European Tour playoff record (2–2)
|1||1973||Portuguese Open||Jaime Benito||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||1974||Dunlop Masters||Gary Player||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|3||1978||European Open||Gil Morgan, Bobby Wadkins||Wadkins won with birdie on first extra hole|
|4||1982||Jersey Open||Eamonn Darcy, Des Smyth||Won with par on fifth extra hole|
Darcy eliminated by birdie on second hole
Other wins (12)
- 1969 (4) Eagle Open, Cock o' the North, Schweppes PGA Championship, W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament
- 1970 (1) Mufulira Open
- 1971 (1) Martini International
- 1973 (2) Coca-Cola Young Professionals' Championship, Scottish Professional Championship
- 1974 (1) Scottish Professional Championship
- 1977 (1) Scottish Professional Championship
- 1981 (1) Sanyo Open
- 1983 (1) Scottish Professional Championship
European Senior Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||14 Jul 2002||Mobile Cup||−12 (67-68-66=201)||4 strokes||Delroy Cambridge|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||T37||CUT||T18||T24||T19||T60||CUT||T22||CUT|
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||T25||T19||T31||T47||CUT|
- Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland/Europe): 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1991 (non-playing captain), 1993 (non-playing captain), 1995 (winners, non-playing captain)
- World Cup (representing Scotland): 1969, 1971, 1974, 1982, 1983
- Double Diamond International: 1971, 1972, 1973 (winners), 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
- Marlboro Nations' Cup/Philip Morris International (representing Scotland): 1973 (winners), 1976
- Sotogrande Match/Hennessy Cognac Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1974 (winners), 1978 (winners), 1982 (winners), (representing Scotland) 1984 (captain)
- "Kirsty Gallacher quits Sky Sports after 20 years". Digital Spy. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
- "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories". The Guardian. 7 August 2014.