Produced a gutsy display in the final regular event of the 2015 season, the UBS Hong Kong Open, finishing tied seventh to move from 117th in the Race to Dubai to the safety of 105th. Struggled to contain the emotion as he described how much it meant to retain the card he earned at the Qualifying School Final Stage a year earlier. Saw that event in Spain as a last chance saloon, and was poised to accept a winter job as a postman had he not qualified on his tenth attempt. Made a steady start to 2015 before finishing runner-up at the Africa Open in March, but had to wait until the final day of the campaign to secure another top ten, despite missing three consecutive cuts before Hong Kong. The son of a professional footballer, he graduated with a degree in sport science in 2000 before improving his handicap from two to plus three and making the England squad. Turned professional at the age of 25, and completed his PGA training before deciding to pursue a playing career. Won the PGA National Assistants Championship in his first year as a professional, a victory which gained him entry to the 2005 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club.