Will return for a third full season on The European Tour in 2015 having claimed the 23rd card at the Qualifying School Final Stage, after a 119th place finish on The Race to Dubai was not quite enough to keep his card. Had been in position to do just that at the final event of the 2014 season – the ISPS HANDA Perth International – but a double bogey on the 72nd hole cost him his place, when a par would have seen him keep his card. 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 just two years later. Won twice in both 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.