- Birthplace: Paisley, Scotland
- Residence: Prestwick, SCOTLAND
- Age: 55
- Turned Pro: 1975
- Eligibility Code: 15
Finished inside the top 20 on the Order of Merit for a fourth consecutive season after another characteristically consistent campaign. Was in contention throughout the Handa Irish Senior Open presented by Fáilte Ireland but had to settle for finishing runner up – his fourth second place on the Senior Tour. Had five top ten finishes in total as he ended the season in 16th spot on the Order of Merit. Highlight of his 2009 season arguably came in the US Senior PGA Championship which he led by two strokes at the halfway mark, eventually finishing a respectable tied 37th at Canterbury Golf Club in Ohio. Was the subject of Guardian golf correspondent Lawrence Donegan’s entertaining travelogue and golf book ‘Four Iron in the Soul’ in 1996. Coincidentally it turned out to be his best season on The European Tour as he finished runner up to Retief Goosen in the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge and then third behind Jesper Parnevik in the Trophée Lancôme, en route to 42nd place on that year’s Money List. The following year he lost his card, thereby ending a 20 year unbroken run on Tour. Started a new chapter in his own career with a share of sixth place on his European Senior Tour debut at the 2007 DGM Barbados Open, and was runner-up twice during this rookie season en route to finishing sixth in the money list.