Golf legend Bernard Gallacher making 'good recovery' from heart attack

Johannesburg, Sept 10 (ANI): Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher's daughter has said that he is making a good recovery from a suspected heart attack late last month.

According to Sport24, his daughter and television presenter, Kirsty thanked everyone for his or her messages of support on Twitter, and expressed that it had been overwhelming.

Gallacher made the first of his eight Ryder Cup appearances as a player in 1969, the same year he became the youngest winner of the PGA Championship at 20 years and 97 days, the report said.

That record stood until earlier this year when Italian Matteo Manassero triumphed at Wentworth aged 20 years and 37 days, the report added.

He went on to win 10 European Tour titles but is perhaps best known for his role as Ryder Cup captain in 1991, 1993 and 1995, the report further said. (ANI)


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