Managed to keep his European Tour card for 2011 by his fingernails after a mixed debut season in 2010. Highlights included a third place finish at the Estoril Open de Portugal and tied third at the Vivendi Cup to lift him to 117th place in The Race to Dubai – the last exempt spot. Had dreams of becoming a professional footballer but focused on golf after being introduced to the game by his father at the age of nine. Took up a two-year scholarship at Georgia State University in America, where he studied Exercise Science and played on the college circuit before returning to Europe and turning professional in 2007. Gained a place on the Challenge Tour in 2008 after reaching the 2007 Qualifying School Final Stage, and captured his first title at the Dubliner Challenge in Sweden. Had initially planned to miss the tournament after five consecutive weeks on the road. But after an impressive performance in his native Denmark the week before the event he decided to play, and it proved an inspired decision as he took the title by one stroke.