Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher making "good recovery"

Last Updated: 09/09/13 2:04pm

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Bernard Gallacher: Progressing well in recovery

Bernard Gallacher: Progressing well in recovery

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Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher is making an encouraging recovery from the suspected heart attack he suffered last month.

The 64-year-old was scheduled to deliver a speech at an event in Aberdeen when he was taken ill and rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in a critical condition.

But his daughter, Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher, has revealed that her father is progressing well in his recovery.

She posted a message on her Twitter account which read: "Thank you all so much for your kind messages of support, it's been quite overwhelming. Dad now making a good recovery.

"We are all so grateful for the fabulous support we've had, it's kept us going."

Gallacher collected 10 European Tour titles in his career and became the youngest winner of the PGA Championship title in 1969 aged 20 years and 97 days.

That record stood until May this year when Matteo Manassero edged out Simon Khan in a tense play-off to win the Wentworth showpiece at 20 years and 37 days.

Gallacher also made his Ryder Cup debut as a player in 1969 and featured in eight contest against the United States, but he is perhaps best known for captaining Europe on three occasions after taking over from Tony Jacklin.

He tasted victory at the third attempt in 1995 when Europe staged a thrilling final-day comeback at Oak Hill in New York.

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