RSM present a statistical look back at Stephen Gallacher’s remarkable comeback win at the Hero Indian Open.
Gallacher lifted his fourth European Tour title in India, in his 553rd appearance on the Tour. The 44 year old’s victory was the second this season by a Scotsman following David Law at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, and like his countryman Gallacher also produced a remarkable back nine to take home the title….
Going into the weekend Gallacher was four shots off the lead. An area which the Scot really improved on during the last two rounds was his ball-striking, ranking first in strokes gained approach in round three, gaining 3.98 strokes on the field, and second in strokes gained approach in round four, gaining 4.72 strokes on the rest of the field.
Gallacher also showed remarkable fortitude when things didn’t go his way during the final day in Delhi. After making an eight at the par four seventh, he still rallied back to victory – a remarkable feat….
Another area of his game that Gallacher thrived in at DLF Golf and Country Club was scoring. After making 24 birdies and an eagle, he ranked first in birdies or better for the week, and he also ranked in second place in putts per GIR, with an average of 1.62.
Gallacher also gained 10.4 strokes on the rest of the field tee-to-green – the fourth most by any player that week.