Came up with the goods when it mattered most in the final event of the 2014 season, holing a 35-foot birdie putt on the last green at the ISPS HANDA Perth International to finish joint fourth and jump into the all-important top 110 in The Race to Dubai. Has become accustomed to nervy finishes after near-misses in 2005 and 2006, as well as a play-off win in the 2004 Challenge Tour Grand Final to secure his return to the top tier. The 2005 season was most frustrating as he failed to keep his playing privileges by just €586 and then missed out by a single shot at the Qualifying School Final Stage. Won his card at the School in 2007 and 2008 and thereafter endured a far less nail-biting time until the close call in 2014. Started playing golf at the age of 12 and at 17 experienced playing in The 121st Open Championship at Muirfield, where he acted as a marker for Roger Chapman and John Daly over the final two rounds.