Played in the 2013 US Open Championship while still an amateur and made the cut at Merion Golf Club. Later that year played in the Walker Cup and won two points from three, and made his professional debut in the KLM Open in September, again making the cut. Completed his meteoric rise to The European Tour by taking the 17th card at the Qualifying School Final Stage, where he produced one of the shots of the week, a three iron approach to six feet which he holed for birdie on the last hole of the six-round tournament to cement his place on The 2014 Race to Dubai. Counts fellow Irishman Padraig Harrington as one of his idols and also a confidante, receiving some crucial advice from the three-time Major winner upon turning professional. Sport is in the blood as his father was a professional squash player and his brother is a college golfer.