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Stephen Gallacher |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/1/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
College: Scotland

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Stephen Gallacher tied for 63rd in his first World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions last season and is back to try and improve on that this week.
Gallacher improved incrementally throughout the week, opening with back-to-back 1-over-par 73s before posting a 72 in the third round and a 71 in the finale. His recent form has been lackluster. He failed to make any serious splashes in his Ryder Cup debut, and he was a distant T36 at the BMW Masters last week. Nov 3 - 8:04 PM

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Stephen Gallacher will attempt to please the home crowd at Gleneagles this week at the 40th Ryder Cup.

The Scot will certainly have the crowd on his side, but he still has to go out and play good golf to earn his points. Unfortunately, there are no free points awarded for being a native. His latest team appearance came at the EurAsia Cup, where he posted a pedestrian 1-1-1 record on the week. In his last five global events, Gallacher has posted two top 10s but also missed three cuts. This five-tournament array lays out the wide range of outcomes that we could see this week, very boom-or-bust.
Sep 23 - 8:39 AM

Stephen Gallacher will compete in the Ryder Cup in his native Scotland at Gleneagles on Sept. 26-28.

The 39-year-old needed a captain's pick to play in his first Ryder Cup, and he earned it. Sparked by a win in in Dubai in early February, Gallacher added four top fives, including a solo third in Italy on Sunday. "It’s massive for me and my family," he said. "It’s been a goal all my career to play in the Ryder Cup and I was delighted to get the call from Paul. It was a long day yesterday. On Sunday I had mixed emotions. I was delighted with the way I played but disappointed not to have made the team automatically. I knew there were other great players in with a shout of getting a pick, so I really didn't know what was going to happen. I’m just glad it all turned out okay in the end." Gallacher's résumé includes three World Cups, one Seve Trophy and one Royal Trophy. He was also a Walker Cupper in 1995. Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will now await counterpart Tom Watson's trio of selections to be announced at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Sep 2 - 12:00 PM

Stephen Gallacher will tee it up in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.

Gallacher has lapped Firestone for eight rounds in his career, tying for 58th in 2005 and returning to share 44th in 2013. At 31st in the Official World Golf Ranking and entering off a T4 in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and a T15 at The Open Championship, it stands to reason that he is poised to better both of his prior efforts this time around.
Jul 29 - 10:06 PM

Stephen Gallacher had an early exit during his 2005 trip to Pinehurst No. 2 but has a chance for atonement on the renovated course at this week's U.S. Open.

The form entering 2005's edition is worlds apart from where he's at this week. In 2005, the Scot missed two cuts in the six tournaments leading up to the U.S. Open, with no finishes inside the top 20. He's also missed two of his last six cuts this year, but has three finishes of 6th place or better during that stretch. His five international podium finishes in the last two years parlayed with a 79% ratio of cuts made should jump off the page to salary-cap gamers.
Jun 11 - 11:42 AM

Stephen Gallacher chased his opening 71 at the Masters with an even-par 36-36=72 to post 1-under 141 at the halfway point, good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Today's walk featured only 10 greens in regulation (one fewer than Thursday's), but he managed to find four birdies, including a long-range beauty at the par-3 sixth. He also birdied the par-3 12th after an absolutely perfect tee ball to a sucker pin. Don't rule him out on the weekend as he's come on of late to qualify. After winning in Dubai two months ago, the Scot tied for sixth in his last start at Doral.
Apr 11 - 1:25 PM

Stephen Gallacher turned in a 1-under-par 33-38=71 for his opening round of the Masters and finished three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

The Scot was one of the last men in the field when the Official World Golf Ranking was used following global competition on March 30, and he's making his debut in the tournament. He hit just 11 greens in regulation and connected bogeys on the first three holes of the second nine, but he outbalanced with four birdies. He and Joost Luiten are the only two professional first-timers this week that don't own some form of PGA TOUR status.
Apr 10 - 5:31 PM

Stephen Gallacher has qualified for the Masters by virtue of the Official World Golf Ranking.

The top 50 in the OWGR following action this past weekend gained entry into the season's first major. At 37th, the Scot was the only golfer inside the bubble not already exempt. He ended 2013 outside the top 60 (when the top 50 were first exempt into the Masters), and then won the Dubai Desert Classic in early February. That all but secured his debut appearance at Augusta National. The final exemption into the Masters is reserved for the winner of the Shell Houston Open if not otherwise eligible.
Mar 31 - 3:35 AM

Stephen Gallacher started hot in his final-round 3-under-par 32-37=69 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

The Scot circled birdies on four of his first eight holes, with two of them falling from exactly 13'2" for his longest efforts. He hit 63.89 percent of his GIR for the week. While that may not sound all that impressive, it put him inside the top five in the tournament at the time of his posting. His 1-over 289 looks to be in line for a top 10.
Mar 9 - 5:34 PM

With a second straight charge on the back nine at Emirates Golf Club, Stephen Gallacher successfully defending his title at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The Scot slept on a two-stroke margin over Rory McIlroy. Gallacher opened bogey-bogey today and added bogeys at 6 and 8 to turn in 4-over-par 39. He regrouped with four birdies coming in for an even-par 72 to post 16-under 272, one clear of runner-up Emiliano Grillo of Argentina. En route to taking the lead on Saturday, Gallacher came home in 9-under 28 with an eagle and seven birdies. "I never really played the front nine that well all week," he said. "I don't know, [Sunday] was a carbon copy of yesterday apart from I holed a couple of putts for par and got a bit lucky yesterday but today I was in bushes and trees and stuff. I just kept saying to myself, ‘stay patient’. I played the back nine well and no one was really running away with it at the time." McIlroy closed with 74 to share ninth place. This is Gallacher's third European Tour title. It exempts him into the WGC-Bridgestone Invite and should boost him into the top 40 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Feb 2 - 10:11 AM

Stephen Gallacher makes his first career start in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Gallacher enters the week ranked 59th in the Official World Golf Rankings, and boasting a win Omega Dubai Desert Classic. His recent form isn't too shabby either, tying for third at the Portugal Masters before sharing 53rd in the BMW Masters. The WGC-HSBC Champions counts as the second event of The Final Series before the DP World Tour Championship. The top 60 in the race to Dubai qualify.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 08:41:00 PM

Stephen Gallacher posted a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of The Open Championship and is the first to complete 72 holes in 7-over 291.

It would be all pars for the Scot on his opening nine, then he dropped a shot on the par-4 10th. He would quickly gather himself to rattle of birdies on 12, 16 and 17. This is his fifth Open Championship, having made the cut in his last two (2010, 2011). A 23rd at St. Andrews in 2010 is his previous best.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 07:48:00 AM

Stephen Gallacher has been added to the published field of next week's Open Championship.

The Scot replaces John Daly, who had already announced that he'll undergo surgery on his right elbow. Gallacher won in Dubai earlier this year to vault into the conversation for today's exemption via the Official World Golf Ranking, which is used to create the list of alternates into the major. He tied for eighth in Paris on Sunday and has cashed in his last two appearances in The Open. Scott Stallings and Joost Luiten are now the respective first and second alternates for the field of 156 at Muirfield.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Stephen Gallacher will again take center stage at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship later this week.

The winner of the 2013 Omega Dubai Desert Classic followed that victory up with a first-round loss at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. With a week off to reflect, he now heads to Doral's TPC Blue Monster to once again take on one of the strongest fields in the world. Given the depth of the field, it's hard to envision him becoming a story line this week.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 09:21:00 PM

Stephen Gallacher recorded a three-stroke victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club.

The 38-year-old Scot opened 63-70-62 to establish a three-shot margin over first- and second-round leader Richard Sterne (62-70-66) entering the finale. After opening bogey-bogey against Sterne's par-birdie start, the duo became engaged in a battle that would extend through 15 holes. Then, from the rough beside the fairway at the par-4 16th, Gallacher jarred his approach, the ball landing softly a few feet in front of the hole before trickling in. It was his fifth eagle of the week to go with 19 birdies. "I’ve holed four shots this week, but you’ve got to do that these days to win – you need that little bit of magic," he said. Sterne bogeyed the hole and both would turn in 1-under-par 71s. Gallacher posted 22-under 266 for his second career European Tour victory (2004 Dunhill Links). Today's title exempts him into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He'll move to ~60th in the world ranking. If he's inside the top 64 on Feb. 11, he'll gain entry into the WGC-Match Play.
Sun, Feb 3, 2013 11:20:00 AM