Jim Gallagher, Jr.

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Jim Gallagher, Jr.
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name James Thomas Gallagher, Jr.
Born (1961-03-24) March 24, 1961 (age 61)
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Greenwood, Mississippi
College University of Tennessee
Turned professional 1983
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T17: 1991
U.S. Open T11: 1991
The Open Championship T47: 1994
PGA Championship T2: 1992

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

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 USA Network, 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.

Professional wins (7)

PGA Tour wins (5)

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 United States Ed Dougherty, United States Billy Mayfair
2 Jul 11, 1993 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic −15 (66-68-70-65=269) 2 strokes United States Chip Beck
3 Oct 31, 1993 The Tour Championship −19 (64-72-69-64=269) 1 stroke South Africa David Frost, United States John Huston,
Australia Greg Norman, United States Scott Simpson
4 Apr 23, 1995 KMart Greater Greensboro Open −14 (69-70-69-66=274) 1 stroke United States Peter Jacobsen, United States Jeff Sluman
5 Jul 2, 1995 FedEx St. Jude Classic −17 (65-62-68-72=267) 1 stroke United States Jay Delsing, United States Ken Green

Other wins (2)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T12
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP T17 T25 CUT CUT DNP T29 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T33 T11 T57 CUT T47 T62 T67 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT CUT T47 T55 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT 3 T2 CUT CUT T44 T52 DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.


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)

United States national team appearances

See also


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