Had a strong 2014 Desert Swing to thank as he earned a remarkable 20th consecutive season on The European Tour in 2015. Shared the lead heading into the final day of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters but eventually finished in a tie for fifth, before replicating that result a week later at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. In October 2007, he claimed the inaugural Portugal Masters title. The win was especially moving because he dedicated it to the memory of his beloved mother Val, who died five months previously. Having dad Terry in the crowd watching him hole the winning putt made the moment extra special for the Englishman whose previous European Tour success had come in the 2005 Telecom Italia Open, a decade after he won the Qualifying School Final Stage. Rose to prominence in The 1995 Open Championship at St Andrews, beating Gordon Sherry and Tiger Woods to the Silver Medal given to the leading amateur after finishing tied 24th. Coached mentally by Andy Duncan, technically by Peter Cowen.