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One of the latest crop of talented young players to emerge from South Africa. Had a successful 2007 in homeland with three wins in total throughout the year. Yet to break his duck on The European Tour but a consistent season saw him record his highest finish on the Order of Merit. A member of the Ernie Els Foundation in South Africa since 1999, receiving help and inspiration from the former European Tour Number One. Won the Irish Amateur Open Championship and a member of the South African team, alongside fellow European Tour Member Charl Schwartzel, which won the World Junior Team Championships in 2000. Comes from a strong tennis family with his father and brother both playing tennis at a provincial level but opted for golf.
South African Tour
1 - 2004 Vodacom Origins Of Golf Tour at Arabella
2004 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.77 (ranked 81st); money - (Euro)278,540 or ?192,618 (ranked 74th); best finish -T4th, Open de Sevilla.
2005 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.46 (ranked 161st); money - (Euro)117,060 or ?79,121 (ranked 139th); best finish -T8th, Qatar Masters.
2006 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.40 (ranked 159th); money - (Euro)254,469 or ?170,470 (ranked 93rd); best finish -T2nd, Dunhill championship
2007 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 72.31 (ranked 163rd); money - (Euro)460,529 or ?323,049 (ranked 64thy); best finish -T4th Valle Romano Open de Andalucia, Irish Open & Barclays Scottish Open.