Completed a 15th consecutive season inside the top 100 in The 2012 Race to Dubai, taking his career earnings to just shy of €7 million in the process. Has on several occasions come close to adding a second European Tour title, having made his breakthrough in 2000 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. In 2012 he was tied second at the Irish Open. Best year financially was 2006, when he had three runner-up finishes, one of which was at the European Open, which earned him a spot in The 135th Open Championship. Made the most of the opportunity with an assured performance at Hoylake, eventually finishing as the leading British golfer in a share of 11th spot. Undefeated on his debut in the 2009 Vivendi Seve Trophy, winning both of his fourball matches alongside Chris Wood before a shoulder injury ruled him out of the remainder of Great Britain & Ireland’s final three matches. Represented England at Boys and Youths level before turning professional in 1995. As a 15 year old junior member at Sunningdale, he used to practise with Sir Nick Faldo. Captured Sunningdale Foursomes as an amateur in 1994 with Steve Webster, now a colleague on The European Tour and a Vivendi Seve Trophy teammate in 2009. Lifelong Queens Park Rangers fan.