Leading amateur in The Open in 2003, the former British Boys Champion won Walker and Ryder Cup honours in the space of three years and now has five European Tour titles.
The last two at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland were in play-offs and on June 23 he lost in sudden death to Andrea Pavan at the BMW International Open.
Ended 2016 by representing Europe against the Americans at just 22 and beating Tyrrell Hatton by one in the DP World Tour Championship. A month after his 44th place in The Open he became the first Englishman to lift the US Amateur trophy since 1911, going top of the world amateur rankings as a result.
The following June he made the cut at the US Open and in his first full season as a professional had a round of 60 at the KLM Open, four third places, one runner-up finish and, best of all, his maiden victory in the British Masters at Woburn.
His 2016 season also included a tie for seventh at The Masters and his second Tour win at the Nordea Masters, while this March he was runner-up to Francesco Molinari at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida.