Secured an immediate return to The European Tour in some style, winning the 2011 Qualifying School at PGA Catalunya Resort. That was after he finished 139th in The Race to Dubai, having been unable to pull off the last-minute escapes of the previous two seasons. In 2010 was languishing in 141st place but a tied sixth place finish at the Portugal Masters in October earned him enough to finish 114th. The year before he had a top ten finish at the UBS Hong Kong Open to move from 115th to 107th with the final throw of the dice. Secured a maiden victory at the 2008 SAINT-OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC, a victory which went down in history as the 200th by a former Challenge Tour player since its inception 20 years earlier. Started playing at the age of 12 at Enmore Park Golf Club and inspired in his early years by Nick Faldo. Amateur highlights included playing for England, winning the Lytham Trophy and the South African Amateur Open Championship and winning the Silver Medal as leading amateur in The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2001. He turned professional immediately after that performance, where he finished joint 30th.