One of the most consistent performers on The European Tour in recent years, having finished inside the top 40 of The Race to Dubai in each of the last three seasons. Enjoyed a superb campaign in 2012, landing his first two European Tour titles in the space of three months – first winning the lucrative Ballantine’s Championship and then storming to victory in the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity in his native Austria with a stunning final round of 65. The highlight of his 2014 campaign came at the US PGA Championship, where he had the honour of playing in the last group alongside eventual winner Rory McIlroy on the final day. A closing round of 74 left him in a tie for 15th. Won the ALLIANZ Golf Open de Lyon on the Challenge Tour in 2010 thanks to a course record 62 on the final day, and credited the help of his caddie, Shane, who he had borrowed from friend Branden Grace after the South African missed the cut. Later won the ALLIANZ Golf Open du Grand Toulouse on his way to finishing fifth in the Rankings. His love of skiing could have affected his golf plans in 2003, when he broke his collarbone in an accident on the slopes, but he recovered and enjoyed a successful amateur career. Having been taught by his father, he underlined his potential by winning the Austrian Amateur Stroke Play Championship three years running from 2004, before turning professional in 2006. Occasionally has his younger brother Niki on the bag, and shares coaches with compatriot Markus Brier.