Coached at Colorado State by Jamie Bermel, who was Masters champion Zach Johnson's coach at Drake University.
Played his first event as a professional in his native Scotland at the 2009 Scottish Open, shooting 65 in the first round and finishing 10th.
Has the flag of his home country, Scotland, on his golf belt, golf bag and tees.
Along with his wife, Meagan, became ambassadors to the Quilts for Kids program, a volunteer mission which places hand-made quilts into the hands of children needing comfort. The week of the 2012 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, the two ventured to the Akron Children's Hospital, where they provided the blankets and visited with a number of children.