Enjoyed a prolific season in 2011, winning the Commercialbank 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 very next week in Crans-sur-Sierre. Followed that with a consistent 2012 season which featured seven top ten finishes. Appointed Chairman of The European Tour’s Tournament Committee in 2007, and his leadership skills have been used to good effect in the Vivendi Seve Trophy, in which he captained Continental Europe in 2009, and in The 2004, 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cups, where has was Vice Captain to winning Captains Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and José María Olazábal. Played in the biennial contest in 1997 – becoming the first Danish Ryder Cup player – and 2002, winning both. 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 13 European Tour victories to date. Would have made a fifth appearance for Denmark at the 2011 Omega Mission Hills World Cup were it not for injury. A football fan, he is a keen supporter of Liverpool FC.