Born in Brampton, Ontario, attended the University of Wyoming. Was a member of the winning Canadian team at the 2001 Four Nations Cup. Turned professional in 2001 and was named the Canadian Tour Rookie of the Year in 2002. Lost the first of two playoffs on the US PGA Tour, at the 2013 John Deere Classic. The second close call came at The Greenbrier Classic in 2015 when he tied for second after a four-hole playoff loss. At the 2015 RBC Canadian Open, he held a two-shot lead entering the final round with a chance to become the first home winner of the event in 61 years. But he finished the day in solo third behind Jason Day and Bubba Watson. However, his outstanding exploits in 2015 earned him the award of Canadian Male Professional of the Year from the Golf Journalists’ Association of Canada.