Was one of the stalwarts of Great Britain and Ireland's 1999 Walker Cup victory at Nairn in 1999, becoming one of only three players in 77 years to record four victories without a defeat. . . Winner of the 1999 and 2000 English Amateur and the Pac-10 Championship in the U.S. . . Victory in the 2000 Pac-10 Championship broke the scoring record held by Tiger Woods (18-under-par) with a 23-under-par 265. By winning he became the first player to win three successive Pac-10 Championships. Other records he has broken include the scoring average for the Arizona State University, previously held by Phil Mickelson. Coached by Peter Kostis, he turned professional at the end of 2000. Focused on The European Tour at the beginning of May with the intention of winning his card through seven invitations. Finished tied for 12th in his first start - the Benson and Hedges International Open - and secured his card by finishing runner-up to Andrew Coltart in The Great North Open. With the first of his goals achieved, he quickly went on to achieve his second and record his first victory with a 14-under-par total in the 2001 Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.
3 - 2001 Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, 2003 ANZ Championship, Benson & Hedges International
2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.67 (Ranked T28th); money ?760,692 and �472,967 (ranked 22nd); winner Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.
2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.15 (Ranked T36th); money ?475,848 and �303,407 (ranked 46th); T3rd, Linde German Masters.
2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.06 (Ranked 3rd); money ?1,360,456 and �948,522 (ranked 6th); Winner ANZ Championship & Benson and Hedges International.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; Rounds Played - 16; in money - 5; top -10 Finishes - ; money $363,450 Rank (155th - unofficial); Best finish: T-8th at the American Express Championship