BMW South African Open: After winning his first European Tour title 10 years earlier, earned his second victory by defeating world number two Rory McIlroy on the third playoff hole in the BMW South African Open hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni. Tied with McIlroy on 18-under 270 after 72 holes of regulation play, took advantage of a wayward McIlroy drive on the third extra hole of sudden-death, the 18th at Glendower Golf Club, making par while McIlroy was unable to get up-and-down to extend the playoff. Began the final round with a three-stroke advantage over McIlroy, but McIlroy started fast with two birdies in the first two holes to close the gap to one. Hit back with a birdie of his own on No. 3. It seemed that McIlroy would romp home, ahead by one with two to play, but an errant tee shot from McIlroy on No. 17 resulted in bogey and the pair remained tied until the playoff determined the winner.
Omega European Masters: Shot four rounds in the 60s at the Omega European Masters (64-66-64-68) and finished regulation at Crans-sur-Sierre GC tied with David Lipsky. In the sudden-death playoff, made a bogey to Lipsky's par to finish solo second.
French Open: Came from five strokes back entering the final round in early July to win the French Open on the European Tour. It was his first European Tour title.