Stephen Gallacher sits out Saturday

2014 09 Stephen Gallacher

Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher will head out onto the PGA Centenary Course tomorrow having played just 14 holes at the Ryder Cup after Paul McGinley opted not to pick him for this afternoon’s foursomes.


Gallacher, 39, and American star Webb Simpson are the only two players this week to play one match before the singles gets underway. Gallacher was the only European player not to feature today.

Both Stephen Gallacher and Webb Simpson were wild card picks by their captains.

harig

tamTwitter users have their say on Stephen Gallacher not featuring this afternoon.

For this afternoon’s foursomes, European captain Paul McGinley also benched Ian Poulter – Stephen Gallacher’s partner on Friday morning – Thomas Bjorn, and Henrik Stenson. The Swede complained of a sore back during his sensational round with Rose in the morning – where the pair set a Ryder Cup better-ball record of 12-under-par.

Rookie Gallacher said it took him “a few holes to kind of settle in” on the Friday morning after being given a shock start in Match 3 on day one. “We never really holed any putts,” said Gallacher afterwards. “You have to got to have birdies in this format.”

Morning Fourballs - 2014 Ryder Cup

US fans soak up the atmosphere at Gleneagles - complete with American-style kilts. There are said to be under 4,000 US fans on-site this week.

Morning Fourballs - 2014 Ryder Cup

The Postman finally clocks in for his shift. Ian Poulter chips in on 15 this morning.

The Dubai Desert Classic champion – who has a fantastic record over the PGA Centenary Course – added that he didn’t feel under pressure to perform but just couldn’t get any rhythm going. “It's a team game,” he said. “It's not down to me or anything like that, and I know the fans here are very partisan and they will be cheering us on for the next couple of days. I'm sure that they might become the 13th man.”

The captains’ decisions this week have been under the microscope more than ever thanks to social media, with US captain Tom Watson taking the most heat yesterday for dropping the high-flying rookie pairing of Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth for the afternoon foursomes. The duo were said to be “very upset” at Watson’s decision. The US side only picked up a half-point in the session.

Follow Stephen Gallacher & Co. with bunkered


Keep up-to-date with all the latest goings with Stephen Gallacher and the rest of Team Europe direct from Gleneagles courtesy of the bunkered team. Follow us on Twitter (@BunkeredOnline) and Facebook (facebook.com/BunkeredMagazine).

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
TITLEIST TOUR SPEED – Better than the Pro V1???
Titleist
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO HIT A LOB SHOT | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
TaylorMade MG2 TW Grind Wedges – Tiger Woods’ secret short game weapon
TaylorMade
play button
A simple drill for perfect timing | IMG Academy
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Ryder Cup star Tony Finau "being sued for $16million"
The World Handicap System: Everything you need to know
Want to work in golf? This is the website for you...
Tour reverses decision to let fans attend Scottish Open
"There's no way it could have happened" - Padraig Harrington has no regrets over Ryder Cup postponement

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
How to make a consistent backswing
Watch
play button
Stand taller at address says Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Make your backswing steeper
Watch
play button
Create more power with your wrists
Watch
See all videos right arrow