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James Thomas Gallagher Jr. (born March 24, 1961) is an American professional golfer and sportscaster.

Jim Gallagher Jr.
Personal information
Full nameJames Thomas Gallagher Jr.
Born (1961-03-24) March 24, 1961 (age 58)
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceGreenwood, Mississippi
Career
CollegeUniversity of Tennessee
Turned professional1983
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT17: 1991
PGA ChampionshipT2: 1992
U.S. OpenT11: 1991
The Open ChampionshipT47: 1994

Gallagher was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His father, a career club pro, started him in golf at age 6. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Gallagher turned pro in 1983 and joined the PGA Tour in 1984.

Gallagher won five events on the PGA Tour. His first win came in 1990 at the Greater Milwaukee Open. In 1993, he won twice: the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic and The Tour Championship. He repeated his two-win performance in 1995 by winning the KMart Greater Greensboro Open and the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Gallagher's best finishes in a major championship were a 3rd-place finish at the 1991 PGA Championship, and a T-2 at the same tournament the following year.[1] He was a member of the victorious 1993 Ryder Cup team and the 1994 Presidents Cup team.

Gallagher, who works as a golf analyst for Golf Channel, has appeared in a limited number of events on the Champions Tour since reaching age 50 in 2011. He had two top-10 finishes in this venue in both 2011 and 2013.

Gallagher comes from a golfing family: his father a career club pro in Marion, Indiana, his wife Cissye is a former LPGA Tour player, sister Jackie and brother Jeff are both touring professionals. He and Cissye have four children, Mary Langdon, Thomas, Kathleen, and Elizabeth, and live in Greenwood, Mississippi. Kathleen plays golf at LSU.[2]

Professional wins (8)Edit

PGA Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 1, 1990 Greater Milwaukee Open −17 (69-70-66-66=271) Playoff   Ed Dougherty,   Billy Mayfair
2 Jul 11, 1993 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic −15 (66-68-70-65=269) 2 strokes   Chip Beck
3 Oct 31, 1993 The Tour Championship −7 (63-73-72-69=277) 1 stroke   David Frost,   John Huston,
  Greg Norman,   Scott Simpson
4 Apr 23, 1995 KMart Greater Greensboro Open −14 (69-70-69-66=274) 1 stroke   Peter Jacobsen,   Jeff Sluman
5 Jul 2, 1995 FedEx St. Jude Classic −17 (65-62-68-72=267) 1 stroke   Jay Delsing,   Ken Green

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1990 Greater Milwaukee Open   Ed Dougherty,   Billy Mayfair Won with par on first extra hole
2 1991 NEC World Series of Golf   Davis Love III,   Tom Purtzer Purtzer won with par on second extra hole

Other wins (3)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Masters Tournament T17 T25 CUT CUT T29
U.S. Open CUT CUT T33 T11 T57 CUT T47 T62 T67 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T47 T55
PGA Championship T12 CUT 3 T2 CUT CUT T44 T52
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
PGA Championship 0 1 1 2 2 3 8 5
Totals 0 1 1 2 2 6 27 16
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1995 U.S. Open – 1996 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  2. ^ "LSU Sports Kathleen Gallagher Profile".

External linksEdit