His victory at the 2010 Irish Open helped secure his place on The Ryder Cup team later that year. He contributed two points in four matches as Europe narrowly defeated the United States at Celtic Manor.
A five time European Tour winner, his most recent victory came at the 2014 Tshwane Open.
Set a new course record at the famous Old Course at St Andrews with a final round 61 as he piled the pressure on eventual winner Tyrrell Hatton at the 2017 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Counts Wentworth Club – the home of the European Tour – as his home course.