Stephen Gallacher pleased with debut

2014 09 Gallacher2

He might have come away with zero points from his two matches but Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher insists that he relished every moment of his Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles.


After losing heavily alongside Ian Poulter on the opening morning of the contest – going down 5&4 to US rookies Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth – Gallacher didn’t reappear until Sunday’s singles session, where he was dumped 3&1 by five-time major winner Phil Mickelson.

However, the 39-year-old,  pictured above with caddie Damian Moore, insisted the experience of being part of a winning team meant more to him than his own individual disappointments.

“It’s been brilliant, to be honest,” said Gallacher. “It just couldn’t be better. The first tee today, I’ll remember it as long as I live. Unbelievable. It’s just been great and it’s been an awesome experience for me. Something I’ll cherish forever.”
"Stephen Gallacher is a class act. He’s a quality guy." - Phil Mickelson

Gallacher also paid tribute to European captain Paul McGinley for the meticulous manner in which he assembled and led his ultimately victorious side.

“Paul has been exceptional,” said the Scot. “He’s had a plan and he’s worked it to the letter every day and, now, it’s paid off.”

Mickelson, meanwhile, was full of praise for Gallacher, who was making his debut in the match, and the Scottish crowds who attended all three days of the match.

“I’ve had a chance to get to know Stephen and he’s a class act,” said the popular left-hander. “He’s a quality guy.

“What I was pleasantly surprised with was, even though I know there’d be a huge home bias from the crowd, the people were terrific and very respectful. I was definitely very pleasantly surprised by that.”

Stephen Gallacher :: Your thoughts


Give us your assessment of the Ryder Cup debut of Stephen Gallacher. Will we see him again in two years' time at Hazeltine? Leave your thoughts in our 'Comments' section below

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
DRIVING TIPS FROM A TOUR PRO | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
WATCH: A round of golf with Justin Thomas
Watch
play button
CAN A CLUB GOLFER COMPETE WITH A TOUR PRO?
David Law
play button
HOW TO WARM UP FOR A ROUND OF GOLF LIKE A TOUR PRO
David Law
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Pro launches scathing attack on PGA Tour
Collin Morikawa: “Representing USA is the biggest honour”
Rickie Fowler provides Tiger Woods rehab update
Scott Herald triumphs on Get Back To Golf Tour
Rickie Fowler aims dig at Bryson DeChambeau

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Taking your hands out of the golf swing
Watch
play button
Good fundamentals are key to a good golf swing
Watch
play button
How to keep your swing on plane
Callaway
play button
How to improve your strike with Peter Barber
Watch
See all videos right arrow