Stephen Gallacher

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Stephen Gallacher
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Personal information
Full name Stephen James Gallacher
Born (1974-11-01) 1 November 1974 (age 43)
Dechmont, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb; 13.7 st)
Nationality  Scotland
Residence Linlithgow, Scotland
Spouse Helen (m. 1999)
Children Jack (b. 2001)
Ellie (b. 2004)
Turned professional 1995
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T34: 2014
U.S. Open CUT: 2005, 2011, 2014, 2015
The Open Championship T15: 2014
PGA Championship T18: 2010

Stephen James Gallacher (born 1 November 1974) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Gallacher was born in Dechmont, West Lothian and is the nephew of former European Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher and cousin of Sky Sports news presenter Kirsty Gallacher. He played in a victorious Walker Cup side in 1995 and turned professional later that year.

Gallacher first played on the European Tour in 1996, but struggled to begin with. In 2000, however, he reached the top hundred on the Order of Merit for the first time, placing 56th. In 2004 he recorded his first win on the tour at the Dunhill Links Championship, which is one of the richest golf tournaments in Europe, and finished the year ranked 15th on the Order of Merit.

In February 2013, Gallacher ended a 201-tournament wait for his second victory on the European Tour, when he won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by three strokes. He held the lead going into the final round after he shot his best career round of 62 on the European Tour in the third round. Despite two bogeys in his first two holes, Gallacher clinched victory with an eagle on the 16th hole.[1] The win moved Gallacher back into the world's top 100.

The following year, Gallacher defended his title with a one stroke victory at the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic for his third European Tour victory.[2] He is the first golfer to ever successfully defend the title.

Gallacher was picked as one of the three captain's picks by Paul McGinley for the 2014 Ryder Cup.[3]

Amateur wins (7)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

Stephen Gallacher
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 10 Oct 2004 Dunhill Links Championship −19 (70-66-66-67=269) Playoff Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell
2 3 Feb 2013 Omega Dubai Desert Classic −22 (63-70-62-71=266) 3 strokes South Africa Richard Sterne
3 2 Feb 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic (2) −16 (66-71-63-72=272) 1 stroke Argentina Emiliano Grillo

European Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2004 Dunhill Links Championship Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles England Tommy Fleetwood, Argentina Ricardo González Fleetwood won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2014 Nordea Masters France Victor Dubuisson, Thailand Thongchai Jaidee Jaidee won with birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 7 Jun 1998 KB Golf Challenge −14 (63-71-69-67=270) 2 strokes Germany Erol Simsek

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament T34 CUT
The Open Championship T23 T57 T21 T15 CUT
PGA Championship T18 CUT T61 CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 4 20 7
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2013 Open Championship – 2014 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Team appearances[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lawrenson, Derek (3 February 2013). "Eight years of pain for Gallacher ended with stunning Dubai triumph over Sterne". Daily Mail. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Gallacher defends Dubai title". ESPN. Associated Press. 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Murray, Ewan (2 September 2014). "Ryder Cup 2014: Poulter, Gallacher and Westwood are wild-card picks". The Guardian. 

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