Nationality: Irish

Date of birth: August 31 1971

Place of birth: Dublin

Turned pro: 1995

Last five Masters finishes: T27th (’06), MC (’05), T13th (’04), MC (’03), T5th (’02)

The winner of the 2006 Order of Merit will be hoping to make a big impact in the Majors this season as he looks to improve on the five top-five finishes that he has achieved in his career so far.

One of these top-fives came in the 2002 Masters, but since then he has failed to reach the top 10 again ? missing the cut in 2003 and 2005. His solid all-round game should be suited to the challenge presented by Augusta and he will be hoping for an improvement in his form, which in 2007 has so far not matched up to that shown in a brilliant finish to 2006.

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