Jim Gallagher Jr.
|Jim Gallagher Jr.|
|Full name||James Thomas Gallagher Jr.|
March 24, 1961 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|College||University of Tennessee|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T17: 1991|
|U.S. Open||T11: 1991|
|The Open Championship||T47: 1994|
|PGA Championship||T2: 1992|
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 Ryder Cup team and the 1994 Presidents Cup team.
Gallagher, who works as a golf analyst for Golf Channel, 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. Kathleen plays golf at LSU.
Professional wins (8)
PGA Tour wins (5)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Sep 1, 1990||Greater Milwaukee Open||−17 (69-70-66-66=271)||Playoff||Ed Dougherty, Billy Mayfair|
|2||Jul 11, 1993||Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic||−15 (66-68-70-65=269)||2 strokes||Chip Beck|
|3||Oct 31, 1993||The Tour Championship||−7 (63-73-72-69=277)||1 stroke|| David Frost, John Huston,
Greg Norman, Scott Simpson
|4||Apr 23, 1995||KMart Greater Greensboro Open||−14 (69-70-69-66=274)||1 stroke||Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Sluman|
|5||Jul 2, 1995||FedEx St. Jude Classic||−17 (65-62-68-72=267)||1 stroke||Jay Delsing, Ken Green|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||1990||Greater Milwaukee Open||Ed Dougherty, Billy Mayfair||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||1991||NEC World Series of Golf||Davis Love III, Tom Purtzer||Purtzer won with par on second extra hole|
Other wins (3)
- 1983 Indiana Open
- 1985 Magnolia State Classic
- 1990 Jerry Ford Invitational (tie with Donnie Hammond and Andy North)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||CUT||CUT||T47||T55||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1995 U.S. Open – 1996 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)