Has six European Tour titles to his name but may have been more had it not been for a series of back problems plaguing him for long spells. Missed large parts of 2010 and 2011, returned to form in 2013 and 2014 – winning the Joburg Open in the former – but then was out of action again from March 2015 and has a medical extension for 2016. The win in Joburg came a week after he was runner-up to Stephen Gallacher in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, and he was second again later that season at the Alstom Open de France. Has a clear affinity for playing on home soil – four of his six victories being in South African events. His first title came at the 2004 Open de Madrid, his last event of the season, which meant 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.