Stephen Gallacher hails son Jack after Indian Open victory

Stephen Gallacher And Son Jack

Stephen Gallacher has hailed his son Jack’s part in getting him back into the winner’s circle on the European Tour.

Gallacher, 44, ended a five-year wait for his fourth European Tour victory with a hard-fought win in the Hero Indian Open.

The Scot had shared the first round lead but a second round 74 saw him slip back and his chances looked doomed when he made a quadruple-bogey eight on the seventh hole on Sunday.

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However, he rallied with five birdies on the back nine – including three in his last four holes – to post a one-shot win over Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura.

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Afterwards, he praised the influence of his son Jack.

“It was great to win with Jack on the bag,” he said. “He has caddied for me for 20 events already. It has been a great day. It was great to have him on the bag and Mother's Day as well makes it even more special.”

Stephen Gallacher And Jack In India

The quadruple-bogey on eight looked as though it had scuppered Gallacher’s prospects but the 2014 Ryder Cup winner drew on all of his experience to get the job done.

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“I was pretty calm at that point of time,” he said. “I stood on the eighth tee and saw I was only five shots behind. I told myself to stick to the game and you never know what can happen, especially with how hard it was playing.

“I thought, 'just hang in there'. When I birdied 15, I saw that Julian Suri had come back and then when I got to the 16th green I was tied for the lead. I just tried to finish as strong as I could, and I did that. Thankfully it was enough.”

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