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International Victories (8)
CURRENT YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
Made just two starts on the PGA TOUR, missing the cut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and finishing T46 at the Open Championship. Finished No. 39 in the Race to Dubai standings, with six top-10 finishes. Season highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, finishing four strokes behind champion Tyrrell Hatton. Came back the following week with a T9 finish at the British Masters, giving him back-to-back top-10 finishes for the first time since following a runner-up finish at the 2013 Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a victory at the Joburg Open.
As a result of hip problems suffered during the campaign, entered the 2015-16 PGA TOUR Season on a Minor Medical Extension. Will have three events to earn 429 FedExCup points or $714,780 to equal the 125th-place finisher on each respective list from last season to satisfy the extension requirements. Made one cut in 18 PGA TOUR starts in his first season as a member.
As a member of the European Tour, played in 11 events through the PGA Championship in August. The week after finishing T35 in the PGA Championship, recorded a T67 at the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship. Was eligible for the Web.com Tour Finals by virtue of earning 252 FedExCup points as a non-member.
Played sparingly on the PGA TOUR, but after having been unable to break par in any of the eight rounds comprising two previous starts at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, posted four rounds of par-or-better at Firestone CC to claim a T9 with three others.
After missing 11 months due to injury, he returned to action at the European Tour's season-opener, the Africa Open, in East London, South Africa. Had a third-round, 9-under 64 at East London GC that eventually led to a solo-sixth-place performance.
Made only six official starts, with his top performance a 21st-place showing at the South African Open in December 2010.
Only made four European Tour starts, but he contended at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in December 2009 in defense of his title. Fired a final-round 66 to catapult up the leaderboard into a T4 at Leopard Creek CC in South Africa.
Playing in November 2008, he strung together three strong starts in a four-week span. Was T6 at the UBS Hong Kong Open. Opened with a 64 at Hong Kong GC and finished with a 66.
Only had one top-10 finish all season, but he made sure it was a good one, winning the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington GC. Entering the final round, he was tied for 11th. Fashioned a 6-under 65, the low round of the day, to come from four shots back to get into a playoff with Magnus A. Carlsson and Garth Mulroy. He prevailed in the extra session, with a tap-in birdie-4 at the par-5 second playoff hole.
Carded a final-round 65 to win the Celtic Manor Wales Open on the European Tour by one stroke. Fired a back-nine 29, including a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole for his second career European Tour title. Was T71 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in his only made cut among three PGA TOUR starts.
Only had one top-10 on the European Tour all season, but he made it a memorable one, conenting all week at the Scandinavian Masters in August. Was in eighth place through 54 holes but moved up the leaderboard when he fired a final-round 69 at Barseback G&CC in Malmo, Sweden, only to finish a stroke out of the Marc Warren-Robert Karlsson playoff.
trong weekend at the Estoril Open de Portugal in April led to his only top-five finish during his European Tour campaign. Shot a final-round 66 that led to a fourth-place finish in Lisbon. Added a pair of ninth-place showings later in the season. Was T9 at the Irish Open in May and again at The Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe.
Won for the first time on the European Tour, at the Madrid Open. The win came in his final European Tour start of the year. After opening with a 1-under 70 at Club de Campo, a score that left him tied for 35th through 18 holes, came back with a 65-66-65 finish to defeat Anders Hansen by two shots. The win was his only top-10 of the season. His next-best finish was a T22 at the Diageo Championship at Gleneagles.
In his native South Africa, opened 68-67 at the Dunhill Championship, and that led to a T7 performance at Houghton GC in Johannesburg.
Earned his European Tour playing privileges via his play at the Qualifying School. Played primarily on the European Challenge Tour, with three top-three performances to his credit.
Turned professional during qualifying for The Open Championship and concentrated on the Challenge Tour in his first season, finishing ranked 30th.