Notched his fifth European Tour title in February 2011 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, holding off James Kingston and Anders Hansen to win by a shot. Savoured the feeling of lifting his national crown, the Open de España, in Seville in 2010 and ended the season strongly with a share of third place in the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World to claim a chunk of The Race to Duibai Bonus Pool in 14th spot. Made the perfect start to his European Tour career by winning the 2007 Alfred Dunhill Championship on his first appearance as a full European Tour Member but the rest of the 2007 season was blighted by injury. Damaged tendons and ligaments in his left wrist during the Open de España and did not play for five months from May until October. Won his place on The 2007 European Tour through the Challenge Tour Rankings and then subsequently improved his European Tour category at the 2006 Qualifying School. Standing at six feet three inches tall, he is one of the longest hitters on Tour and topped the Driving Distance Category in the Genworth Financial Statistics in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Coached by former Ryder Cup player and four-time European Tour champion José Rivero whom he cites as one of the biggest influences on his career.
PGA European Tour Victories
5 - 2011 Omega Dubai Desert Classic; 2010 Open de Espana; 2009 Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy; 2008 Portugal Masters; 2007 Alfred Dunhill Championship