ResidencePerth, Australia; Ascot, England
AttachmentRoyal Perth GC
Date of Birth:27/07/1977
Place of BirthPerth, Australia
Height & Weight6ft 0in 11st 9lbs (180cm 74kg)
FamilyWife: Sally (m. 2008); Children: Lulu and Violet (twins) (2011)
InterestsAll sports
Turned Pro2000 (plus 3)
Qualifying School2000*, 02, 16

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Clinched the inaugural ISPS Handa World Super 6 in his home city of Perth to claim his sixth European Tour title. He capped off an excellent week as he led from the first round firing scores of 66, 65, 68 in the stroke play segment before defeating four golfers to win the final round of match play. Made a remarkable recovery from a season wrecked by serious health scares in 2015, winning the WA PGA Championship on home soil in his first competitive appearance for more than three months. The problem started at the Tshwane Open in South Africa in March, when he ate an apple that caused a blockage and had to have 30cm of his small intestine removed. Played three tournaments a couple of months later but then decided to take an extended break to recover fully. Renowned for his razor-sharp short game, he will have a medical exemption for 2016 and will attempt to recapture the form that yielded back-to-back titles in 2013. First claimed the Ballantine’s Championship after a superb eagle three at the first extra hole of a sudden-death play-off to edge out Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford; then seven days later won the Volvo China Open, this time cruising to a four-stroke victory. Those were his fourth and fifth European Tour victories but his first since 2007, when he won the Omega European Masters, chipping in at the first extra hole of a sudden-death play-off to see off Phillip Archer. Previous triumphs were at the dual-ranking St Omer Open in 2003 and the Irish Open in 2004, when his experience from growing up in Perth – the third windiest city in the world – stood him in good stead over the testing links at Baltray. As an amateur, he won the 1999 ANZ Players Championship in Australia the week after Aaron Baddeley did exactly the same in the Australian Open – the first time two amateurs had won successive professional events

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Challenge Tour Wins1
European Tour Wins6
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai25
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 407,906 (2013)


AMATEUR Eisenhower Trophy 1998 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1994-99

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