Captured his biggest pay cheque of an illustrious career in winning a 15th European Tour title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the start of 2014. That win, along with an eighth place finish at the Masters Tournament and sharing third at the BMW PGA Championship, secured a return to Europe's Ryder Cup team, making his third appearance in a winning side. Won the Omega European Masters for the second time in his career a year earlier, carding a final round 65 to tie with Craig Lee, who he beat at the first hole of the play-off. Enjoyed a prolific season in 2011, winning the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy, the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and the Omega European Masters. The Gleneagles triumph was all the more impressive given that he emerged victorious from a five-man, five-hole play-off, and he won the next week in Crans-sur-Sierre. Appointed Chairman of the European Tour’s Tournament Committee in 2007, his leadership skills have been used to good effect in the Seve Trophy, in which he captained Continental Europe in 2009, and in the 2004, 2010, 12 and 16 Ryder Cups, where he was vice captain to winning captains Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, José María Olazábal and Darren Clarke. He made his playing debut in the biennial contest in 1997, when he became the first Danish Ryder Cup player, and was also in the team in 2002. Played on the Challenge Tour in his early professional career and won four titles on his way to topping the Rankings in 1995, before emerging as a genuinely world-class player by capturing the Loch Lomond World Invitational in 1996 – the first of his 15 European Tour victories to date.