Came close to winning late in 2014 at the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, where Brooks Koepka prevented the Ryder Cup star from capturing a 13th European Tour International Schedule title. Was part of the victorious Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles, two years after leading Europe to a thrilling win known as the ‘Miracle at Medinah’. His record of four points from four in Chicago tells only half the story. He holed five nerveless birdie putts in the last five holes in the Saturday afternoon fourball match with Rory McIlroy against Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson to claim a point, then, second out in the singles, beat Webb Simpson by two holes to inspire a rousing comeback. Also won three points from four at the Celtic Manor Resort in 2010, and in 2008 he was the leading points scorer at Valhalla with four from five. Pushed Henrik Stenson all the way in The 2013 Race to Dubai, producing magnificent performances in the last three events to keep the pressure on the Swede. Finished second in the WGC-HSBC Champions, nearly successfully defending the title he won a year earlier, and then had another top five in the Turkish Airlines Open to remain in contention. Took second place in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, but it was not enough as Stenson romped to victory and was crowned European Number One. His considerable ability in match play golf also earned him the 2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship and the 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Was also in contention to win the Masters Tournament in 2010, and ended the year with second place in Dubai, losing a play-off to Robert Karlsson. Renowned for having a passion for fashion and flair, he launched his own clothing range in 2007. Took up the game at the age of four when dad, Terry, a single figure handicapper, gave him a cut-down three wood. Won The Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2000. Is an avid supporter of Arsenal FC.