Started playing at the age of four with the encouragement of his golf-loving family. His sister Melodie plays on the Ladies European Tour, cousin Nicolas Beaufils has played on the Challenge Tour and another cousin has represented France in equestrian. Became the first player to take five points from five in the Seve Trophy when he helped Continental Europe defeat Great Britain and Ireland in 2013. Won his fourth European Tour title in dramatic fashion at the ISPS HANDA Wales Open in 2013, birdieing the final three holes to finish two shots clear of Peter Uihlein. Previous titles came in Hong Kong in 2009, Portugal in 2008 and Mallorca in 2007. Enjoys going to the cinema and watching all sports, as well as playing tennis, badminton and squash.