Came close to securing a victory on home soil in 2014, finishing joint runner-up in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews – having also come tied second in the NH Collection Open earlier in the season. Became a two-time European Tour winner with victory in the 2012 Omega European Masters, winning by four shots thanks to stunning weekend rounds of 64 and 66. That performance, along with a second place finish in the Ballantine’s Championship and a tie for second in the KLM Open, helped him to a career-best finish of 26th in The Race to Dubai. Claimed his first win in the 2010 South African Open Championship, where he beat Shiv Kapur in a play-off. Before turning professional, achieved the accolade of becoming the first amateur golfer to be officially ranked World Number One when The R&A released the first official amateur ranking on January 23, 2007. Away from golf, he has studied at the University of Stirling after spending time in Texas on a golf scholarship, graduating with a BA Hons in Marketing and Sports Studies. Born and bred in Aberdeen, he has been playing golf since the age of three.