James Thomas Gallagher, Jr. (born March 24, 1961) is an American professional golfer and sportscaster.
Gallagher was born in
Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His father, a career club pro, started him in golf at age 6. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Gallagher turned pro in 1983 and joined the PGA Tour in 1984.
Gallagher won five events on the PGA Tour. His first win came in 1990 at the
Greater Milwaukee Open. In 1993, he won twice: the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic and The Tour Championship. He repeated his two-win performance in 1995 by winning the KMart Greater Greensboro Open and the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Gallagher's best finishes in a major championship were a 3rd place finish at the 1991 PGA Championship, and a T-2 at the same tournament the following year. He was a member of the victorious 1993 [1 ] Ryder Cup team and the 1994 Presidents Cup team.
Gallagher, who works as a golf analyst for USA Network, has appeared in a limited number of events on the
Champions Tour since reaching age 50 in 2011. He had two top-10 finishes in this venue in both 2011 and 2013.
Gallagher comes from a golfing family: his father a career club pro in
Marion, Indiana, his wife Cissye is a former LPGA Tour player, sister Jackie and brother Jeff are both touring professionals. He and Cissye have four children, Mary Langdon, Thomas, Kathleen, and Elizabeth, and live in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Professional wins (7) [ edit ]
PGA Tour wins (5) [ edit ]
Margin of victory
Greater Milwaukee Open −17 (69-70-66-66=271)
Ed Dougherty, Billy Mayfair
Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic −15 (66-68-70-65=269)
The Tour Championship −19 (64-72-69-64=269)
David Frost, John Huston,
Greg Norman, Scott Simpson
KMart Greater Greensboro Open −14 (69-70-69-66=274)
Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Sluman
FedEx St. Jude Classic −17 (65-62-68-72=267)
Jay Delsing, Ken Green
Other wins (2) [ edit ]
Results in major championships [ edit ]
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
Summary [ edit ]
Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1995 U.S. Open – 1996 PGA)
Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
United States national team appearances [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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