Made his European Tour breakthrough at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in his native South Africa in November 2011. Held off Scotsman George Murray at Leopard Creek to win by two shots and become a full Member of The European Tour for the first time. Took advantage by finishing 71st in The 2012 Race to Dubai, helped largely by a runner-up finish in the BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi. Previously plied his trade on the Sunshine Tour, on which he won three times, and the Web.com Tour, the second tier tour in the United States. Has a fine record on home soil, finishing third in the South African Airways Open at the end of 2007 and losing a play-off to Richard Sterne in the 2008 Joburg Open. Finished second on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in 2008 before winning the title in 2011. Studied at North Carolina State University before turning professional in 2003.