Kept his cool on the back nine to come home in 31 and win his second European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. He entered the day a shot behind the overnight leader with a wonderful chip-in eagle on the tenth sparking the round of his life as he went on to seal a 17 under total and a one-shot win over 2016 US Open champion Dustin Johnson and 2014 winner in Abu Dhabi Pablo Larrazábal. Fulfilled his early potential when he made his breakthrough in the 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, beating Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo Gonzalez in a play-off. Also showed nerves of steel in his final event of 2012, carding a final round 69 in the SA Open Championship to record his first top ten of the season and rise from 124th to the safety of 109th in the Race to Dubai. Took a while to adapt in his rookie season, but started to fulfil the promise he had shown by becoming the youngest player to win the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2011, aged 20 and 290 days, helped largely by his victory in the lucrative Kazakhstan Open. An illustrious amateur career ended with him being ranked at the top of the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings. Almost won on his Challenge Tour debut as an amateur at the 2010 English Challenge, where he finished second by one shot.