Jim Gallagher Jr. turned 50 last week and will make his Champions Tour debut this week at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, in the state he calls home. The five-time PGA TOUR winner is part of a golf family, with his father working as a PGA Professional in Marion, Ind., his wife Cissye being a former LPGA member and his siblings Jackie Gallagher-Smith and Jeff both touring professionals.
The former TV golf commentator sat down with Dave Senko of the Champions Tour for a few minutes recently to talk about what's on the iPod, where he eats when on Tour and his favorite athlete.
Favorite TV Shows, channels?? "CSI Miami", "Dirty Jobs", "Swamp People", "Deadliest Catch", "Storm Chasers", Discovery Channel and History Channel
Outside of golf, favorite TV sport: College basketball and SEC football
Do you own an iPod? If so, what type of music do you enjoy listening to? Yes. I enjoy country, classic rock and Christian mix. Also enjoy Brad Paisley, Steve Azar and John Mellencamp
Would love to trade places for a day with ... Bill Gates
Favorite everyday computer bookmarks: Weather Channel, Hotmail and PGA TOUR Links
First job: Caddie at Meshingomesia CC in Marion, Ind.
Favorite meal? Ribeye, sweet potato, Caesar salad and cherry pie ala mode
Favorite restaurants when on Tour: Outback Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill
One talent I'd most love to have: The ability to fix things (handyman or mechanic)
Favorite athlete in another sport? Peyton Manning
All-time favorite movies: "The Rookie", "Remember the Titans" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" (the first two)
My wife would say my worst habit is: Overreacting and losing my temper
One course I've never played that I'd love to play: San Francisco GC
My most memorable vacation: My parents' 50th wedding anniversary in the summer of 2010 with our entire family
I'd most like to sit down for a discussion with: My grandfather Joe Mateljan -- he died when I was a toddler
What I currently drive: 2007 Chevy Avalanche and 2003 GMC Sierra pickup
My most memorable shot: My double eagle two at Castle Pines (No. 17) at The International
The first concert I ever attended: Marshall Tucker Bank and Firefall at Purdue University
Favorite charity: St. Jude
Cell phone ringtone: Rocky Top
If I'm not playing golf, I'm: Hunting and raising four kids and being involved with their activities (school, basketball, golf)