Known by fans and peers as "Beef," he is widely known for his career playing in the European Championship. In April 2016, he earned his first career win on the tour at the Open de España.
He enjoyed a successful amateur career before officially turning pro in 2009. He earned his first professional tournament win that same year on the Jamega Tour.
He earned an 8th place finish at the PGA Tour's The Open Championship major tournament. He also participated in that year's US Open and PGA Championship, earning top-60 finishes in both.
His father worked as a bus driver, and his mother a school dinner server.
He finished behind eventual winner Henrik Stenson at 2016's The Open Championship.