Turned professional in July 2001 after British Open participation. Gained his tour-card for the 2003 European Tour thanks to finishing 11th on the Challenge Tour Rankings, while achieving three top ten finishes in his opening six tournaments which provided the basis for his success; including runner-up finishes in the Austrian Golf Open 2002, Volvo Finnish Open and a 3rd in the Rolex Trophy which included a low-round of the week 63.
Recovered from a wrist injury in late ‘02 that impacted his Challenge Tour ranking and played the first half of 2003 with a T10 in the Qatar Masters. A shoulder injury meant he did not compete again that season after the Nissan Irish Open in July.
Played on a medical exemption in 2004. Pursued further seasons on Challenge Tour in 2005, 2006 and 2007, but struggled with repetitive injuries.
Had ankylosing spondylitis and a genetic auto-immune condition diagnosed in 2006. Prolonged medical treatments took him out of consistent competition in Europe through 2012.