Date of birth: July 21 1977
Place of birth: Cheltenham
Turned pro: 2000
Last five Masters finishes: DNP (’06), MC (’05), T6th (’04), DNP (’03), DNP (’02)
The 2006 European Tour Golfer of the Year has already opened his account for 2007 in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and will be eagerly looking forward to his third Masters appearance having missed the tournament last year.
Notoriously streaky as a player, if he finds himself in a rich vein of form he is capable of beating a world-class field ? as proven in the 2006 World Match Play Championship at Wentworth. Currently ranked third on the European Tour Order of Merit, the signals are positive.
Finished tied for sixth place on his 2004 debut at the Masters but missed the cut the following season.