He captured his first European Senior Tour title in fine style at the Travis Perking Masters, holding off the challenge of former Masters champion Ian Woosnam to emerge victorious at Woburn Golf Club. Dealing with swirling winds and tricky conditions on the Duke’s Course, the Swiss overcame every obstacle to produce the lowest round of the day – a three under par 69 – to claim a four-shot win. Enjoyed his most successful season on the Senior Tour in 2016 as he finished third on the Order of Merit. Since turning professional in 1989, he has been the most successful Swiss Touring Professional. He becomes the eights overall and only Swiss player to claim a title across all three European levels since his Senior Tour victory. On the European Tour he captured the 1995 Air France Cannes Open and on the Challenge Tour he recorded wins at the 1990 Neuchâtel Open, the 1992 Kenya Open and in Austria in 2008. Recorded top ten finishes on four occasions in 2015. André also is the only Swiss to have qualified and played in Majors, by participating in The Open 1994 in Turnberry and 2005 in St. Andrews. The Swiss born in South Africa from Swiss parents attended the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a golf scholarship, graduating in business administration. André has represented Switzerland in the 1991 Alfred Dunhill Cup at St. Andrews and held up the Swiss flag seven times in the WGC-World Cup, most recently in 2002 in Mexico after winning the qualifying Nations Cup in Indonesia together with partner Marc Châtelain. He has been on top of the Swiss Order of Merit most years since 1989, only halted by a severe back injury in 1997 which forced a three-year lay-off. Has been focusing on the Challenge Tour since 2001 in a bid to regain his card on The European Tour. Just missed out automatic exemption in 2001 through the Challenge Tour Order of Merit, finishing a few spots out on the money list and in 2004 at the Tour School, finishing 36th. In winter, André is a regular on the Sunshine Tour.