Stunned the golfing world in January 2015 when he came from eight shots back to pip the then U.S. Open Champion Martin Kaymer to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship title. A final round seven under par 65 gave Stal his first European Tour victory with a 19 under par total, one ahead of Kaymer and two in front of then World Number One Rory McIlroy. Is used to making big impacts, having won on the European Challenge Tour in 2012 on only his fourth appearance as a professional. Added a second win a month later to finish 17th in the Challenge Tour Rankings and earn graduation, but failed to make his mark at the top level in 2013 and only regained his playing privileges by winning the fourth card at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage at the end of the year. Showed he was better prepared for the step up in 2014, missing just four cuts in 25 events to finish 89th in the Race to Dubai, before making an explosive start to 2015.