Played some of the most consistent golf on The European Tour in 2014 to finish a career-best 19th in The Race to Dubai standings. By the time the season finished the Englishman had amassed seven top ten finishes, including three second-placed finishes. Two of those came back-to-back at the ISPS Handa Wales Open and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Fulfilled his early potential when he made his breakthrough in the 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, beating Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo Gonzalez in a play-off. Also showed nerves of steel in his final event of 2012, carding a final round 69 in the SA Open Championship to record his first top ten of the season and rise from 124th to the safety of 109th in The Race to Dubai. Took a while to adapt in his rookie season, but started to fulfil the promise he had shown by being the youngest player to win the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2011, aged 20 and 290 days, helped largely by his victory in the lucrative Kazakhstan Open. An illustrious amateur career ended with him being ranked at the top of the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings. Almost won on his Challenge Tour debut as an amateur at the English Challenge, where he finished second by one shot.