Made a flying start to life on the European Senior Tour, leading both the Son Gual Mallorca Senior Open and the Irish Seniors Open going into the final round before finishing third and tied third respectively. Sandwiched in between was a hole in one on his Senior Major Championship debut in the US Senior PGA Championship. Had six top ten finishes overall in 2009 as he finished 12th on the Order of Merit, just missing out on the Rookie of the Year award when Mike Harwood won the final event of the season. Joined the Senior Tour following a spell as a Tour Rules Official in 2007 and 2008. Won his maiden European Tour title on his 472nd start, defeating Padraig Harrington at the second hole of a play-off for the 2000 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open. Underwent laser surgery on his eyes after years of wearing glasses. Six times a runner-up on The European Tour before winning in Brazil, then went into the winner's circle again late in 2000, capturing the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco. Reached the milestone of 600 European Tour appearances in the 2005 Jazztel Open de España en Andalucia. When he turned professional in 1981 it was with an impressive amateur pedigree, including an English Amateur Championship and a Walker Cup appearance in 1981 when he beat Hal Sutton twice in one day at Cypress Point.