ResidenceAscot, England
Date of Birth:09/02/1949
Place of BirthBathgate, Scotland
Height & Weight5ft 9¾in 12st 6lbs (175cm 79kg)
FamilyWife: Lesley (m.1974); Children: Kirsty (1976), Jamie (1977), Laura (1987)
InterestsKeeping fit, reading, dog walking
Turned Pro1967
Qualifying School

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  • 1969 PGA Champion Bernard Gallacher at Wentworth
  • Former PGA Championship winner Bernard Gallacher poses to celebrate 60 years of the Championship ahead of the BMW PGA Championship
  • Former PGA Championship winners (L-R) Peter Alliss, Bernard Gallacher, Neil Coles, Paul Way, Matteo Manassero, Jose Maria Olazabal, David Howell and Luke Donald celebrate 60 years of the PGA Championship


Ended a three year wait for his first Senior Tour title when he won The 2002 Mobile Cup at Stoke Park. Took up golf at the age of 11 and after a brief amateur career, during which he won the 1967 Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship, he went on to become one of the leading figures on The European Tour during the 1970s and 1980s. Started his professional career by winning the 1968 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award. Altogether he won 13 times in Europe and eight times elsewhere with his banner year coming in 1969, when he became the then youngest winner of the Harry Vardon Trophy. In the same year, Gallacher also became the youngest man ever to represent Great Britain and Ireland in The Ryder Cup, a record that has subsequently been beaten by Nick Faldo, Sergio Garcia and Paul Way. He went on to compete in eight Ryder Cup Matches before becoming the non-playing Captain of the European Team in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Former professional at Wentworth Club for more than 20 years, and on the first day of the new millennium made history by becoming the first professional to be accorded the honour of captaining the club where he worked.

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European Tour Wins10
Senior Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 15,540 (1983)


Professional Ryder Cup 1969, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, (Captain 1991, 93, 95), (winners) World Cup 1969, 71, 74, 82, 83 Hennessy Cognac Cup 1974 (winners), 78(winners), 82 (winners), 84 (Captain) Double Diamond 1971, 72, 73 (winners), 74, 75, 76, 77 Philip Morris International 1976 Amateur Jacques Léglise Trophy 1965 (winners), 66 (winners) Boys, Seniors 1965-67

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