Has won ten times on the European Tour, most famously in 2010 when he ended a 40-year wait for a European winner of the U.S. Open by winning at Pebble Beach. Finished a career-high second in the Race to Dubai the same year and was awarded an MBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List.
Won his first European Tour title in just his fourth start, at the 2002 Nordea Masters.
Has played a key role in four Ryder Cups, taking the winning point at Celtic Manor in 2010, and became a Ryder Cup vice captain for the first time in 2018.
In a stellar amateur career, played in the 2001 Walker Cup and, while studying at the University of Alabama, was awarded the Haskins Award as most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States.
First picked up a golf club at seven when his dad, Kenny, would take him and his younger brother Gary to the local pitch and putt. Honed his game at the famous Royal Portrush.