The highlight of his 2013 campaign came at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, where he followed up a joint eighth finish in the Alstom Open de France with a joint fifth finish behind Phil Mickelson. Needed to make the cut in his last event of the 2011 season, the UBS Hong Kong Open, to have any chance of keeping his card, and duly did so, coming tied 39th to scrape in in 117th place in The Race to Dubai. Was a less nervy finish in 2012, when he took 111th place. His highest finish in the Money List was in 2010, when he came 40th. Graduated from the Challenge Tour in 2008, the year he won his maiden title, at the Qingdao Golf Open. In 2002, he left his family home to take up a scholarship studying Sports Management for three years at the University of South Alabama. Turned professional after graduating and played for two and a half years on the NGA Hooters Tour, a developmental tour in America, winning twice. His performances on the other side of the Atlantic led to him receiving invitations to play on the 2007 Challenge Tour, and on only his second appearance he finished in a tie for third at the Wales Challenge. Later that same year, he represented Ireland in the World Cup of Golf.