Finished in a career-best 26th in The Race to Dubai in 2014 thanks chiefly to his victory at the inaugural Made in Denmark, where he overcame some tough conditions and Bradley Dredge to secure his third European Tour title. Also enjoyed a steady 2013 season, narrowly missing out on victory in the BMW PGA Championship, but things have not always been plain sailing. 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.