After coming close on numerous occasions through the Challenge Tour and Qualifying School, he finally made his breakthrough to the European Tour by jointly winning the Final Stage in November 2015. Had third and fifth rounds of 65 and 66 respectively, and sealed his spot with an 18 under par total with a final round 71. Born in New Jersey, USA, he moved to Seoul in South Korea aged three, before moving back to California ten years later. Was introduced to the game by his grandfather, an avid golfer, and has recently been inspired by the rise of his compatriot Jordan Spieth. Began his professional career on the Canadian Tour and won twice in his first season in 2008 to finish third in the Order of Merit and bag the International Rookie of the Year award. First set foot on European soil at the Qualifying School First Stage in 2012 and made it through to the Final Stage, where he missed the cut but secured a Challenge Tour exemption for 2013. That season he finished 17th in the Rankings, which earned him entry to 21 European Tour events in 2014, giving him vital experience at the top level. Benefitted from having the experienced Terry Pilkadaris as his room-mate during his time in Europe. Says if he was not a golfer he would work in “anything to do with numbers”.