Put several years of frustration behind him by winning the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where he saw off American Peter Uihlein in a play-off. Had struggled with form and fitness for a long spell prior to that, a far cry from the halcyon days of 2006, his finest European Tour season to date. Started with victory in the HSBC Champions when he out-scored playing partner Tiger Woods, before capturing the BMW PGA Championship, becoming the first English winner of the event since Sir Nick Faldo in 1989. Made his Ryder Cup debut in 2004, and produced the European Tour’s Shot of the Year at Oakland Hills, a six iron to five feet on the par three 17th hole that helped secure a vital point. As an amateur, won the British Boys Championship in 1993 and was part of the 1995 Walker Cup victory at Royal Porthcawl. Collected his first professional victory in November 1998 when he won the Australian PGA Championship by seven strokes, three months before his maiden European Tour win at the 1999 Dubai Desert Classic. Away from the course he is a respected television commentator. Took over from Thomas Bjorn at the beginning of 2017 as the European Tour's Chairman of the Tournament Committee.