Winner of an eventful Alfred Dunhill Links Championships in 2003, which included probably his most famous shot – a four-iron straight into the hole on the 558yds par five 9th at Kingsbarns for his first ever albatross. His most recent victory was in 2014, when he captured his 23rd European Tour title at the Maybank Malaysian Open. Reached world No. 1 for the first time in his career in November 2010, ending Tiger Woods’ five-year reign at the top. He held the position until May 2011. An outstanding Ryder Cup player, he equaled the late Arnold Palmer’s record of 12 consecutive unbeaten matches and played a significant part in Medinah in 2012, when he had a crucial victory against Matt Kuchar in the Sunday singles as Europe staged their miraculous comeback.