Bernard Gallacher

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Bernard Gallacher
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameBernard Gallacher, OBE
Born(1949-02-09) 9 February 1949 (age 65)
Bathgate, Scotland
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality Scotland
ResidenceAscot, Berkshire, England
SpouseLesley
ChildrenKirsty, Jamie, Laura
Career
Turned professional1967
Current tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins22
Number of wins by tour
European Tour10
European Seniors Tour1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1970
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT18: 1973
PGA ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Officer of the Order
of the British Empire
1996
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1968
 
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This article is about the Scottish golfer. For the English television actor, see Bernard Gallagher. For the Scottish singer-songwriter, see Benny Gallagher.
Bernard Gallacher
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameBernard Gallacher, OBE
Born(1949-02-09) 9 February 1949 (age 65)
Bathgate, Scotland
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality Scotland
ResidenceAscot, Berkshire, England
SpouseLesley
ChildrenKirsty, Jamie, Laura
Career
Turned professional1967
Current tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins22
Number of wins by tour
European Tour10
European Seniors Tour1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1970
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT18: 1973
PGA ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Officer of the Order
of the British Empire
1996
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1968

Bernard Gallacher, OBE (born 9 February 1949) is a Scottish professional golfer.

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 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.

Gallacher now plays on the European Seniors Tour. His first senior win came at The Mobile Cup in 2002. He was the professional at the prestigious Wentworth Club near London for 25 years until the end of 1996. His daughter Kirsty is a presenter on Sky Sports News.

Gallacher also wrote a popular column for Scottish golf magazine bunkered from 1998 until 2008.

Professional wins (22)[edit]

European Tour wins (10)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
123 Jun 1974Carroll's Celebration International−17 (72-71-68-68=279)3 strokesAustralia Jack Newton
25 Oct 1974Dunlop Masters−2 (71-70-69-72=282)PlayoffSouth Africa Gary Player
34 Oct 1975Dunlop Masters+5 (74-70-71-74=289)2 strokesSouth Africa Dale Hayes
416 Apr 1977Spanish Open−11 (70-68-70-69=277)2 strokesSpain Francisco Abreu
513 May 1979French Open−8 (71-69-74-70=284)1 strokeScotland William Milne
621 Sep 1980Haig Whisky TPC−8 (68-65-66-69=268)3 strokesEngland Nick Faldo, West Germany Bernhard Langer
714 Jun 1981Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open−16 (65-69-63-67=264)5 strokesEngland Nick Faldo
816 May 1982Martini International−7 (71-71-68-67=277)3 strokesSpain José Maria Cañizares, England Nick Faldo
96 Jun 1982Jersey Open−15 (69-66-68-70=273)PlayoffRepublic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy, Republic of Ireland Des Smyth
103 Jun 1984Jersey Open−14 (66-71-68-69=274)2 strokesScotland Sandy Lyle

Other wins (11)[edit]

European Seniors Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament19691970197119721973197419751976197719781979
Masters TournamentDNPCUTDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUTCUTT37CUTT18T24T19T60CUTT22CUT
Tournament19801981198219831984198519861987
Masters TournamentDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUTCUTT25T19T31T47DNPCUT

Note: Gallacher never played in the U.S. Open nor the PGA Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

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