THE TOP 25
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Followed Pablo Martin and Danny Lee as the third amateur to win a European Tour title when he claimed the Irish Open last year. ... Defeated Robert Rock on the third playoff hole in front of his hometown fans on a soggy, windswept course. ... Before turning pro, won the Irish Amateur Championship, an event previously won by Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Rory McIlroy.
"I have started to practice a lot more, and I think I'm seeing the benefits from it now. My swing has become a lot neater and a lot tidier and a lot less bad shots in there. So it's just more consistent. That's what I've been working on."
CAREER BEST FINISH:
Win, 2009 Irish Open