Father, Paul, was a club professional, who introduced his ‘bored’ six year old son to the game. Went to Alabama Community College and won an NCAA title. Captured English Amateur Championship in 1996 and turned professional two years later. Missed card at Qualifying School in 1999 but returned in 2000, just weeks after missing out on winning his card through the Challenge Tour by two places, and won the 23rd card. Was unable to retain his Tour playing rights and played both Challenge Tour and The European Tour in 2002 before returning to the Qualifying School to regain his playing rights by finishing 20th. Another visit to the Qualifying School in 2005 saw him finish sixth and set up another shot at glory on The 2006 European Tour. His 2006 season was another one of disappointment until he decided to play on the Challenge Tour for the final part of the year. That decision paid rich dividends as he earned over €50,000 in the last three events of the year to finish 11th on the Rankings and win another chance on The European Tour.