Although the Ryder Cup is well over a year away, it’s in the thoughts of many people already and will continue to be for the next 12 months as the European players battle it out in the Ryder Cup Standings.
Stephen Gallacher is one of the players keen to make the team this time round and admits he would relish the chance of playing the prestigious event in his home country Scotland.
Gallacher’s family have a history in the Ryder Cup as his uncle Bernard has captained the side three times but unfortunately only winning once. That victory came at Oak Hill in America which saw the memorable scenes of Seve and Nick Faldo hugging and crying on the 18th green after Phillip Walton saw off Jay Hass in the penultimate group.
Gallacher is going to have to play extremely well if he is to make the team at Gleneagles as there are some players who will equally want to play their part. I think at best he will have to rely on a captains pick from Paul McGinley.