Enjoyed a successful season on The European Tour in 2009, securing four top 20 finishes including tied fourth at the Sportsbet Australian Masters. Holed out from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to finish second in the 2006 Masters Tournament, his best finish in a Major Championship, two strokes behind Phil Mickelson. The previous season he won two European Tour titles, the South African Airways Open – a title he also won in 2002 – and The Barclays Scottish Open. Has a clear affinity with Durban Country Club. Born and raised close to the course, he won three successive Natal Junior titles there before his victories in 2002 and 2005. With the 2002 success he created tournament history by becoming the first player to come through the pre-qualifying tournament before going on to triumph. In 2005, became the third South African winner of The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond – after Ernie Els and Retief Goosen – and ended the season with his second appearance in the International Team in the Presidents Cup. Divides his time between The European Tour and the US PGA Tour.