Won The Race to Dubai for a second time in three years in 2014 following a spectacular season. After winning The European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, he became just the third man in the modern era after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to win three Majors by the age of 25, dominating The 143rd Open Championship at Hoylake. Followed that by winning the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational, before holding off Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson to claim his second US PGA Championship title and cement his position as World Number One. Also produced a stunning performance in the singles at The Ryder Cup to defeat Fowler 5&4 at Gleneagles as Europe cruised to victory. Continued the winning feeling in 2015 by claiming the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, where he saw off Gary Woodland in the final, but was denied the chance to defend The Open after damaging ankle ligaments in a kickabout with friends two weeks beforehand. His first Race to Dubai triumph came in 2012 when he signed off in style with victory in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Earlier that season he won the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island to double his tally following his Major breakthrough at the US Open Championship at Congressional. Those wins helped banish the memories of the 2011 Masters Tournament, where he led by four shots going into the final round but carded an 80 to fall back. Yet to experience defeat in The Ryder Cup, the Northern Irishman has appeared on Europe’s last three victorious sides, winning two points from four in 2010 and three from five in both 2012 and 2014. Carded the lowest first round in Open Championship history with a 63 at St Andrews in 2010, en route to finishing tied third. Enjoyed a glittering amateur career during which he reached the top of the World Amateur Rankings. Caught the eye by finishing third in his second event as a professional, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. That earned him enough money to assure his place in the top 115 to be the then youngest and quickest Affiliate Member to secure his card.