Born in Tredegar, his father introduced him to golf aged 11. Prior to turning professional, he w as runner-up the 1992 Amateur Championship at Carnoustie but gained some consolation with a place in the Walker Cup team of 1993. Played the Challenge Tour in 1997 and 1999, winning twice, but has spent most of his career on the European Tour, winning twice at the Madeira Islands Open in 2003 and Omega European Masters in 2006. Has finished runner-up on 13 occasions, including twice in 2016 en route career-best earnings of more than €1.1m. Twice represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Seve Trophy, in 2005 and 2007, when he was the leading points scorer. Partnered Stephen Dodd in Wales’ victory in the World Cup in Portugal in 2005, emulating the feat of David Llewellyn and Ian Woosnam in 1987.