One of the most successful European players of the modern era, he has been crowned Race to Dubai champion three times (2012, 2014, 2015) and played a key role in five Ryder Cup appearances - with four wins.
Has won 13 European Tour events and a total of 24 worldwide, including four Major Championships – the 2011 U.S. Open, the 2012 and 2014 US PGA Championships and the 2014 Open Championship.
First reached World Number One in March 2012 and has spent a total of 95 weeks at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.
In 2015 he began a four-year stint hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and secured a memorable victory in the event in 2016 at the K Club.
Enjoyed a glittering amateur career during which he reached the top of the World Amateur Rankings before finishing third in his second event as a professional at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, becoming the then-youngest and quickest Affiliate Member to secure his card.
Born in Holywood, County Down, he was introduced to the game by father Gerry at a young age.