Will return for a third season on The European Tour in 2015 having claimed the 23rd card at the Qualifying School Final Stage. Was in position to retain his playing rights in the final regular event of the season, but agonisingly double bogeyed the final hole of the ISPS HANDA Perth International to drop out of the safety zone when a par would have been enough. Had previously graduated from the Challenge Tour on two occasions, finishing second on the Rankings behind Tommy Fleetwood in 2011, before topping the season-long list two years later. Won twice in each of his seasons on the second tier. Studied at the University of Texas A&M, where he won on the collegiate circuit and was a member of the NCAA Championship-winning team. Lives in Rome, where he grew up, and is an ardent supporter of AS Roma.