Golfer Bernard Gallacher 'making good recovery', reveals daughter

Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher
Recovering: Gallacher's health improving after suffering suspected heart attack.Rex

Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher is making a good recovery from his suspected heart attack last month, according to his daughter.

The 64-year-old was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in a critical condition just over a week ago.

Television presenter daughter Kirsty, 37, wrote on Twitter: "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."

The golfer was fighting for his life at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after a suspected heart attack.

He took sick following a dinner at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen after an appearance at an event at Banchory Golf Club. It was also feared the cardiac arrest may have caused the golfer to suffer brain damage.

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.

He went on to win ten European Tour titles but is perhaps best known for his role as Ryder Cup captain in 1991, 1993 and 1995.

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