Jim Gallagher, Jr.
Jim Gallagher Jr. joined USA Sports in December 2002 as a course
reporter for USA's extensive professional golf coverage. Gallagher's
duties on USA involve reporting from the course as a walker during
USA's live coverage, as well as some 18th Tower analysis.
Gallagher joined the TOUR in 1984 after turning professional following
his college graduation in 1983. The first of his five TOUR wins came in
1990 at the Greater Milwaukee Open. Gallagher was a two-time TOUR
winner in 1993 with titles at the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic and THE
TOUR Championship. In 1995, he duplicated that performance with two
wins at the KMart Greater Greensboro Open and the FedEx St. Jude
Gallagher's playing resume also boasts participation on the 1993 Ryder
Cup team, where he defeated Euro Ryder Cup stalwart Seve Ballesteros 3
and 2 to seal the United States victory at the Belfry in Sutton
Coldfield, England. Gallagher also was a member of the inaugural 1994
Presidents Cup team and recorded a 3-1 mark. He played in 15 TOUR
events in 2001, with a season best T17th at the Southern Farm Bureau
The Gallagher family was named the 1995 National Golf Month Family by
the PGA of America. The family includes Jim Jr.; Jim Sr., a PGA
professional in Marion, IN; wife Cissye, a former member of the LPGA;
and sister Jackie Gallagher-Smith and brother Jeff, both touring pros.
Gallagher was born on March 24, 1961 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and
attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned a degree in
marketing. He resides in Greenwood, Mississippi with his wife, Cissye,
and their four children, Mary, James, Kathleen, and Elizabeth.