Gallacher’s Concerns For Tour Rookies Should Events Continue To Be Postponed.

There is far too many scenarios and situations to sort out should Conoravirus fears continue into the ‘business end’ of the professional golfing season.

Certainly, the various tour bodies around the globe will be facing an unprecedented rescheduling nightmare.

Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher, and not unlike his fellow professionals, is trying to keep himself busy and that was no more evident in proudly posting a photograph on his Twitter page, and also  boasting to European Tour friends and colleagues, Jamie Donaldson and Anthony Wall, his skills in the backyard of his Bathgate abode.

And as unselfish as the now 45-year old has always been in his career, the five-time European Tour winning Scot not only has concerns for the staging of his own Scottish Open but he feels for the 2020 rookies plying for a first time on the main European Tour.

“If this shutdown goes on for a while, say if we are still not playing after The Open, they should cancel the Q School,” said Gallacher.

“It would only be fair to those who got their cards for this season and haven’t been able to use them.

“Also, if The Open does go ahead, then I think the French and the Scottish Opens have a chance of being played as they are just before The Open.

“With the Championship down south at Royal St George’s, not too far from London where the coronavirus is at its worst, it doesn’t look great at the moment.

A year ago – Stephen Gallacher and caddying son Jack with the Hero Indian Open trophy (Photo @EuropeanTour)

“It takes time to do all the construction work at an Open venue, and a decision would have to be made whether to go ahead very soon.”

Gallacher, and his recently-turned 19-year old caddying son Jack, should be out in steamy Kuala Lumpur contesting for this week’s co-sanctioned Maybank Championship and a week after defending his Hero Indian Open title in New Delhi.

Fortunately, Gallacher’s got his backyard where he not only is enhancing his garden skills but he’s keeping his golf game sharp.

“I’ve got a putting green in the garden and I’m hitting balls into a net I’ve rigged up in the house,” he said.

“The thing is you’ve got to try and keep busy.  Nobody knows what’s going to happen

Though there’s a greater Gallacher desire and one being shared by many others on this now Coronavirus-affected planet.

“I hope that when normality finally arrives, the world will be a more compassionate place than it has been in recent times,” he said.



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