Secured his first professional victory at the 2007 Open Mahou de Madrid to give himself a great chance of a return to The Europena Tour via the 2007 Challenge Tour Rankings. Finished 168th on the 2004 Order of Merit but successfully gained his playing privileges for 2005 when he came through the Qualifying School, firstly finishing tied eighth at Emporda in Stage Two and then winning the 15th card in the Final Stage at San Roque Club, thanks to a fine closing 68. Also gained his card through the Qualifying School in 2002 and through the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2003 where he finished 15th to take the last automatic place on offer. Started playing at the age of 12 when his father took him to a field near Leeds to hit some balls. Later went to the local municipal club. Grandfather, Fred Mason, was a coach and scout for Leeds United FC in the 1950s and Mason follows the team avidly. Peter Tupling, professional at his club, Sand Moor, was earliest influence but now coached by Gareth Benson. Won 19 caps for England as an amateur and reached the semi-finals of the Amateur Championship in 1998.