Returned from a hand injury in fine style at the second of the 2014 Hong Kong Opens, where he led after 54 holes, en route to a tie for fifth place at Hong Kong Golf Club in his first start for eight months. He followed that with a share of 15th place on home soil the next week at the ISPS Handa Perth International, but having only teed it up six times on The European Tour as part of the 2014 season, he will play on a medical extension in 2015. Previously claimed an emotional victory in the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea in April 2010, his second European Tour title following his maiden victory in the BMW Russian Open in 2003. The victory was poignant because a year before he had travelled to Jeju Island to play in the tournament but, in doing so, missed his uncle’s funeral. The absence had played on his mind ever since that week and, therefore, it was no surprise to whose memory he dedicated his victory 12 months later. Came close to adding a third title in 2012 but lost on the fourth hole of a play-off to Danny Willett in the BMW International Open. Also took a share of second place in the Omega European Masters en route to finishing a career-best 25th in The Race to Dubai. Won his maiden Challenge Tour title in June 2003 in the Danish Open and followed it quickly with his second success in the Finnish Challenge. A fortnight later, he came through in a play-off with Austria’s Martin Wiegele to win the dual-ranking Russian Open at Le Meridien Moscow Country Club, thus guaranteeing his playing privileges on The European Tour for 2004. His brother Adam also played on the Asian Tour.