Great Britain (GBR)
Moved to England from South Africa at age five, when he started to play seriously near his home in Hampshire, England. First broke 70 when he was 11 and was playing off a handicap of plus-3 at 14. Played in the 1997 Walker Cup after just turning 17 s and turned pro just before his 18th birthday the week after chipping in at the final hole at Royal Birkdale to tie for fourth in The Open Championship, the culmination of a superb amateur career. Missed a succession of cuts early in his pro career but learned the ropes and finished as the European Tour’s No. 1 in 2007. Made his major championship breakthrough at the U.S. Open in 2013, finally fulfilling that early the potential. Won by two shots at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania, holding off Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald.