Rediscovered his best form in 2014, first securing the coveted Players Championship on the US PGA Tour before a sensational wire-to-wire victory at the U.S. Open Championship brought him a second Major title. Those wins helped earn him a third Ryder Cup appearance at Gleneagles, and he won two points from four, including a singles victory over Bubba Watson sealed by a spectacular chip-in at the 16th. Was Europe’s hero at The 2012 Ryder Cup, holing a six-foot putt on the last to defeat Steve Stricker and secure the point needed to complete a miraculous comeback and retain the Samuel Ryder Trophy. With 13 top 20 finishes for the year, he received a wildcard pick for The 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National, the fourth time the German would represent Europe. He made his debut in the biennial contest in 2010, the same year he won four times on the European Tour, including his first Major at the US PGA Championship. Continued his progression in 2011, winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for the third time in four years and reaching the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Lost to Luke Donald, but the consolation prize was reaching World Number One, a position he held for eight weeks. Claimed his first WGC title at the end of that year, scorching through the field with a stunning final round of 63 to capture the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai. Only the second German after Bernhard Langer to be European Number One, he has fulfilled the potential he showed early in his career, when he finished fourth in the 2006 Challenge Tour Rankings after playing just eight events and winning two - including on his professional debut. Once shot a round of 59 on the EPD Tour, in the second round of the Habsberg Classic, remarkably with a bogey on the second hole. Followed that with 12 birdies and an eagle and now marks his golf balls with ‘59’.