Bernard Gallacher still in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Last Updated: 01/09/13 8:49pm
Bernard Gallacher: captained Europe on three occasions
Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher remains unwell after spending a third night in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The 64-year-old Scot was taken ill on Thursday evening.
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, a record which stood until earlier this year when Italian Matteo Manassero triumphed at Wentworth aged 20 years and 37 days.
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.
Current captain Paul McGinley, who is currently competing in the Wales Open, said on Saturday: "I'm thinking about him like everyone else and hoping he will pull through. He is a guy I know pretty well, he lives near me in Sunningdale and I have played golf with him many times.
"I've spoken to him about the Ryder Cup captaincy and he is a mine of information. He was captain three times and between him and Tony Jacklin they have more experience than anyone. My thoughts are with him and the family."
Colin Montgomerie, who made his Ryder Cup debut under Gallacher in 1991 and also played in 1993 and 1995, added: "I can't comment too much because I don't know too many details about the situation.
"All we can do, as everybody will, is wish him well. Our thoughts go out to him and his family and let's hope he makes a speedy recovery."