Started playing golf at the same time as the rest of his family aged five after his parents played on holiday in South Africa.
Had a celebrated amateur college career in America, where he overcame Major Champion Jordan Spieth and former World Amateur Number One Patrick Cantlay to win the NCAA Division I Golf Championship in his sophomore year at the University of Illinois before progressing through all three stages of the 2013 Qualifying School.
Impressed in his debut season before winning twice in consecutive appearances in the Czech Republic and Netherlands before adding a third at the 2016 Made in Denmark.
Finished fourth at the Rio Olympics and as one of Darren Clarke’s wildcard picks became the first European Ryder Cup rookie to win four points at Hazeltine, where he played every match.
Is tournament host for the 2018 Belgian Knockout as the European Tour returns to the country for the first time in 18 years.