Played on the Challenge Tour in 2008, 2010 and 2011 before enjoying a season beyond his wildest dreams in 2012, winning four times on the European Tour having earned his card at Qualifying School.
Has since added a further four European Tour wins, including the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player - part of the Rolex Series - two in Qatar, a career-high third place finish in the 2015 Race to Dubai, one victory on the US PGA Tour, and four Major Championship top five finishes to his name.
Made major championship history in 2017 by shooting a third round 62 at the Open Championship to break the record for lowest round in a Major.
Became the first International player in Presidents Cup history to win all five matches in 2015.
Came through the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation and went on to win the 2006 South African Amateur Stroke Play, turning professional the following year.