- Birthplace: Bolton, Scotland
- Residence: Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
- Age: 52
- Turned Pro: 1983
- Eligibility Code: 7, 15
A superbly consistent debut season on the Senior Tour saw the Scot record eight top ten finishes and narrowly missed out on a maiden title when he was runner-up to George Ryall in the inaugural Van Lanschot Senior Open. Finished seventh on the Order of Merit and will be looking to build on that in 2011. A three-time winner on The European Tour, the highlight of which was the 2001 PGA Championship when he produced the performance of his life to edge out Angel Cabrera and Sir Nick Faldo, before remarking: ‘I think my victory is a testament to the strength and depth of The European Tour.’ Born in Bolton, Lancs, but raised in Edinburgh. Won the English Amateur Championship in 1982 but, after many years living in Scotland, was eventually given status as a Scot. Won all four games in 1983 Walker Cup and won Qualifying School later that year. Fought a two year battle with energy sapping illness, ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) but returned to win twice in the nineties, crediting coach Gary Nicol and sports psychologist, Dr. Richard Cox. Joint fifth in the Diageo Championship at Gleneagles in front of his home crowd represented his best return of the 2004 campaign.
He is playing in his first Senior PGA Championship.