Stephen Gallacher in Wentworth fitness fight

STEPHEN Gallacher is facing a race against time to be fit for today’s opening round of the BMW PGA Championship after being hit with an untimely bout of tendonitis in his left wrist.

Stephen Gallacher: Fitness race. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Stephen Gallacher: Fitness race. Picture: Ian Rutherford

“It just came on in the last few days,” said the Scottish No 1 after being forced to pull out of the Pro-Am on the eve of the European Tour’s flagship event at Wentworth.

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Before getting a cortisone injection, Gallacher rated his chances of playing as “90-10” but was hoping the jag would work sufficiently overnight to let him tee up in an event in which he’s recorded two top-fives over the past five years.

Padraig Harrington was also waiting to see if he could play after picking up a shoulder injury that also knocked him out of the Pro-Am.