Came close to adding to his only European Tour victory to date in the 1999 Dubai Desert Classic - when he was beaten into second place by Philip Golding in the Open de France in June 2003. . .Proved to be one of the most consistent performers of the year however, a fact highlighted perfectly in September when, in the four tournaments on the calendar month, he was never outside the top eight. Narrowly missed out on the top 15 on the Volvo Order of Merit, finishing in 16th place, an agonizing ?359 (£250) behind Michael Campbell. Ended the year on a positive note however, being part of the winning Great Britain and Ireland team in The Seve Trophy match in Spain. Made up for the unfortunate events of April 2002 when he suffered a broken arm after tripping over when jogging, thus missing the chance to play in The Seve Trophy that year at Druids Glen. In his amateur days, won the British Boys Championship in 1993 before collecting two and a half points out of three in the 1995 Walker Cup victory over a Tiger Woods-led United States at Royal Porthcawl. Collected his first professional victory in November 1998 when he won the MasterCard Australian PGA Championship by seven strokes, three months before his win in Dubai.
1 - 1999 Dubai Desert Classic
1998 MasterCard Australian PGA Championship
1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 71.77 (ranked T-29th); money £132,528 (ranked 54th); best finish T-4th, Slaley Hall Challenge & Trophee Lancome.
1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 3; Scoring Average - 71.71 (ranked 62nd); money £199,040 (ranked 47th); best finish T-5th, Peugeot Open de Espana & Alamo English Open.
1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 21; top ten finishes - 4; Scoring Average - 71.51 (ranked T45th); money £199,040 (ranked 54th); best finish T-2nd, Standard Life Loch Lomond.
1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 20; top ten finishes - 3; Scoring Average - 71.91 (ranked T70th); money ?414,275 or £295,911 (ranked 22nd); Winner Dubai Desert Classic.
2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 2; Scoring Average - 72.09 (ranked 85th); money ?344,312 or £204,771 (ranked 40th); best finish 2nd, Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open.
2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 25; top ten finishes - 8; Scoring Average - 70.98 (ranked 43rd); money ?886,146 or £550,970 (ranked 14th); best finish T2nd, Victor Chandler British Masters.
2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 19; top ten finishes - 2; Scoring Average - 71.21 (ranked T40th); money ?315,409 or £201,109 (ranked 74th); best finish T2nd, Heineken Classic.
2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; top ten finishes - 6; Scoring Average - 70.58 (ranked 14th); money ?881,640 or £614,688 (ranked 16th); best finish 2nd, Open de France.
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