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.

• "He puts up a big facade" - McGinley hits out at Kuchar

• Bubba Watson gets into heated argument with a fan

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.

• Stars give backing to Jordan Mixed Open

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.

• Popular Scottish event unlikely to take place in 2019

• Poulter wanted to "Cantona kick" hecklers

“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.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Portugal Masters Preview: Don't expect a 59 charge this year...
Day scoops impressive sum in Japan Skins Challenge
"Disrespectful" - Koepka criticised over Rory remarks
The Challenge: Japan Skins – Everything you need to know
PGA Tour pro handed three-month drugs ban

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Make your swing arc wider
Watch
play button
Get the basics right
Watch
play button
Extend the arms after impact
Watch
play button
Increase the speed of your hands for more distance
Watch
See all videos right arrow