Bounced straight back to The European Tour via the 2012 Challenge Tour Rankings, taking seventh place after a consistent season which yielded top three finishes in the Saint-Omer Open presented by Neuflize OBC, the Scottish Hydro Challenge, the Fred Olsen Challenge de España and the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Challenge hosted by Royal Golf Club. Unlucky to lose his European Tour playing privileges in 2011, finishing 124th despite being runner-up at the Austrian Open, losing a play-off to Kenneth Ferrie. Won the 2010 European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, and in 2008 tied for 19th at The Open Championship having briefly challenged for the lead. Won the Tessali Open del Sud in 2002 and the Dimension Data Pro-Am at Sun City in South Africa in 2005. Comes from a talented sporting family with his uncle Bob Taylor being the former England Test wicketkeeper. Took up golf at the age of 15 and cut his handicap from 26 to 12 in his first season. By 17 he was off scratch. Enjoys flying and hopes one day to gain a pilot’s licence.