Stephen Gallacher delivers positive bulletin on the health of uncle Bernard
Last Updated: September 6, 2013 7:43pm
Stephen Gallacher says his uncle Bernard Gallacher is showing positive signs after falling ill last week.
Stephen Gallacher has delivered a positive bulletin on the health of uncle Bernard who was taken ill in Aberdeen last week.
The former Ryder Cup captain was rushed to hospital in Aberdeen after becoming unwell at a dinner in the city last Thursday.
His nephew Stephen, a current European Tour professional, had admitted that his family was "in disarray" after news of the development broke.
But the 38-year-old, who is playing at the European Masters this week, told Sky Sports that his uncle has made encouraging progress in the last few days.
Speaking after a second round of 65 that left him tied for the halfway lead in Switzerland, he said: "He was pretty good the other day, yesterday.
"I've not heard today, but I know he had a full night's sleep by himself and he was eating and drinking a little bit himself.
"There's still a long way to go, but it's very, very positive. I think he's going to get out of intensive care either today or yesterday, so I'll know more tomorrow.
"It's been a tough time for the family. Bernard's family has been up in Aberdeen for a week and a half, but hopefully that's it past the worst and he's on the mend now."
Gallacher - looking for his second win on the European Tour this season - currently shares the halfway lead in Switzerland with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn.
Speaking of his sparkling form at the Crans-sur-Sierre layout, the Scot continued: "I'm putting good this week. I'm hitting the ball not too bad, I was a bit ropey the last five holes (today), but on the whole pretty solid and holing a few putts."