Captured his first DP World Tour title by beating Alexander Levy in a play-off for the 2017 Porsche European Open, sinking a 10-foot birdie putt to force sudden death and winning with another birdie at the second extra hole.
Two weeks he later played the first major of his career and finished a superb joint ninth in the PGA Championship.
Has twice come close to another victory this season. In February was runner-up to Nicolai Hojgaard at the Ras al Khaimah Championship and a month later was in a play-off with Spaniards Pablo Larrazabal and Adri Arnaus at the MyGolfLife Open in South Africa, Larrazabal winning at the second extra hole.
Winner of the English amateur stroke play at Formby in 2013, the year in which he also represented Britain and Ireland at the Walker Cup in America. Then won twice on the PGA EuroPro Tour to top their Order of Merit and earn himself a Challenge Tour card.
Progressed through that to the main circuit and started 2017 with a third place finish at the BMW South African Open in only his third tournament as a full member. As a result reached the world’s top 100 for the first time.