Was in contention for the John Jacobs Trophy until an eye injury blighted the second half of his 2011 campaign but managed to finish third on the Order of Merit. Had an operation to remove a cataract on his right eye in October after discovering the problem at The Senior Open Championship at Walton Heath. Prior to that had enjoyed a hugely consistent start to the season, with seven top ten finishes in nine appearances including a maiden Senior Tour title. Secured a PGA double when he captured The De Vere Club PGA Seniors Championship in emphatic style, finishing nine strokes clear of Gordon Brand Jnr at Slaley Hall. That came ten years after the biggest win of his career, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club where he produced the performance of his life to edge out Angel Cabrera and Sir Nick Faldo, one of three victories on The European Tour. Had a consistent start to life on the Senior circuit, recording eight top ten finishes and narrowly missing out on a maiden title when he was runner-up to George Ryall in the inaugural Van Lanschot Senior Open. Finished seventh on the 2010 Order of Merit. Born in Bolton, Lancashire, but raised in Edinburgh. Won the English Amateur Championship in 1982 but, after many years living in Scotland, was eventually given status as a Scot. Won all four games in 1983 Walker Cup and won Qualifying School later that year. Fought a two year battle with the energy sapping illness ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), but returned to win twice in the nineties.