First picked up a club at the age of four when his brother taught him the grip. By the age of nine he was receiving instruction from the renowned coach Marti n Witcher and at the age of 14 joined his academy at Randpark Golf Club. Made his breakthrough on the European Tour with his first of three victories in the 2011 Open de España, which he dedicated to the legendary Spaniard Seve Ballesteros, who had died on the weekend of the tournament.Played cricket at provincial level as a fast bowler and in his mid-teens had to choose between tennis and golf. Sporting genes run in the family with his mother, father and uncle all competing in various sports at provincial level and a brother who was one of the country’s top tennis players. Enjoys watching all sport, especially rugby.