Performed when it counted at the 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to finish fifth and secure his Tour card for another season. Enjoyed another impressively consistent campaign in 2015, nearly adding to his trophy haul at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, where he was second behind Branden Grace. Won the inaugural Made in Denmark in 2014, overcoming tough conditions and Bradley Dredge for his third European Tour title. Came close to winning the 2013 BMW PGA Championship but fell out of a play-off that also included Simon Khan and eventual winner Matteo Manassero at the first extra hole. Lost his card in 2010, but finished tied fifth on a sponsor’s invitation in the 2011 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to end the year 114th in the Race to Dubai and secure his playing rights for 2012. 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 the late Bob Torrance – a switch which helped him become the Challenge Tour’s top player in 2005.