Gallacher is partnering Ian Poulter against the American pairing of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in Friday morning's fourballs, but the three-time Ryder Cup skipper has insisted that the rookie was "calm" about playing in front of his home crowd.
The Scot told BBC Radio 5 live "It's been his lifetime ambition to make it and hats off to him.
"I asked him if it would make a difference if I walked around with him because he might see me. But he said no. So he's quite calm at this moment."
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