Claimed his sixth European Tour title in February 2013 at the Joburg Open, a week after finishing runner-up in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Almost added to his tally five months later when he finished second at the Alstom Open de France, having shared the 54-hole lead with the eventual winner Graeme McDowell. Showed off his affinity for playing on home soil with wins at the South African Open Championship and the Alfred Dunhill Championship in 2009, but missed large parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons because of a back injury. First European Tour victory came in his last event of the 2004 season, at the Open de Madrid – a victory which ensured he avoided a trip to the Qualifying School. Established his credentials by dominating South Africa’s amateur scene, becoming only the second player, after Trevor Immelman, to win both the junior and senior National Stroke Play and Match Play titles. Took up the game at the age of four, when he went out with his grandmother to play. Comes from a sporting family with his father involved in motor racing, his mother an ice-skater and sister, Farrah, one of the top squash players in South Africa.