ResidenceSouthend-on-Sea, England
AttachmentThorpe Hall GC
Date of Birth:03/10/1988
Place of BirthSouthend-on-Sea, England
Height & Weight6ft 4¼in 14st 13lbs (191cm 95kgs)
InterestsFootball, snooker, food
Turned Pro2010
Qualifying School2010, 11*, 12*, (13), 14, 15*

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Provided one of the stories of the season in 2015, a year which culminated in him returning to the European Tour through the European Tour Qualifying School four months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Returned home from a top ten finish in Germany on the European Challenge Tour in July only to be told the bad news of his test results, and had surgery a week later. Returned to action in early September and subsequently came through all three stages of the Qualifying School, taking the sixth card at the Final Stage. Admitted it had been a tough time for his family – his niece was also suffering from leukaemia – but was delighted to have another chance on the top tier, having lost his card in his rookie season in 2012 and 2013. Finished fourth in the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, for his best European Tour finish. The highlight of an impressive amateur career was victory at the 2010 St Andrews Links Trophy. Turned professional shortly after an aborted attempt to study and further his golfing education at college in Illinois, America. Suffered from homesickness and returned to Europe to try his luck on the Challenge Tour in 2011, and after making a good impression on the second tier, made it through the Qualifying School that year. Was first inspired to take up the game after watching videos of the late, great Spaniard Seve Ballesteros winning the Open Championship at St Andrews in 1984.

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European Tour Qualifying School Wins1
Wins this season0
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Race To Dubai122
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 200,000 (2016)


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