Stephen Gallacher :: US Open in stats

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A first round 73 sees Stephen Gallacher tied for 68th with world No.1 Adam Scott, Jason Day and many more alongside him. If he is to make the weekend he will need to improve on his three-over-par first round.


The US Open stands at the top-60 and ties, and with Gallacher on the fringe of that margin after round one, he may need to shoot even-par or better to have a chance.

Stephen Gallacher :: statistics


Gallacher started, and finished well yesterday, but four-bogeys between the fourth and the 14th leave the Scotsman fighting to make the weekend.

The statistics of Stephen Gallacher’s round make for interesting reading.

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The Scotsman is playing the best golf of his career, and has steadily risen up the world rankings to 35th place.

Interestingly, in yesterday’s round Gallacher hit more fairways from the tee than he averages on both tours, and his putting and greens in regulation percentage was similar to his yearly average. Yet he still had an underwhelming round.

Over the years on tour, Gallacher has always been known as a great ball striker who hits it fairly long off the tee. Mirrored in his average driving distance on the European Tour of 298-yards.

Yesterday at Pinehurst he fell below the average driving distance in the field, hitting the ball only 274-yards.

Stephen Gallacher :: room for improvement


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Two of Gallacher’s bogeys came at some of the easier holes at Pinehurst, and no doubt he will be hoping to improve on that today. He bogeyed the fifth, playing as the easiest on the course. Simple mistakes in majors have big consequences, especially in the US Open.

Gallacher’s performances in majors could prove curial if he requires a captains pick from Paul McGinley for the Ryder Cup. Failure to make the cut today would be a big blow to his chances.

Stephen Gallacher tees of at 5:14 GMT with Americans Boo Weekely and D.A Points.

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