Enjoyed a superb first full season on The European Tour in 2006, when he captured his maiden title at the Scandinavian Masters on his way to winning the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Might have thought it would have been hard to top that, but succeeded in 2007 thanks to two glorious weekends. The first came in September, when he defeated Simon Wakefield in a play-off to win the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles; and the second came in November when, in partnership with Colin Montgomerie, he won the Mission Hills World Cup, beating the United States in a play-off to register Scotland’s first success in the event. As an amateur he holed the winning putt at the 2001 Walker Cup at Sea Island, Georgia, and spent three years adjusting to life in the professional ranks before teaming up with legendary Scottish coach Bob Torrance – a switch which helped him become the Challenge Tour’s top player in 2005. Lost his Tour card in 2010, but finished tied fifth in the 2011 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – on a sponsor’s invite – to help finish 114th in The Race to Dubai and secure his playing rights for 2012, an opportunity he grabbed with both hands to finish 55th in The Race to Dubai. Came agonisingly close to a third European Tour win when defeated by Matteo Manassero in a three-man play-off with Simon Khan at the 2013 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.