Born in New South Wales in Australia, he spent his early years working at a supermarket. Completed a distinguished amateur career in 2002, finishing as the top individual in the Eisenhower Trophy, the world amateur team championship. Turned professional in 2002 and completed his first seasons playing on the second-tier European Challenge Tour. In 2003, he won three tournaments in one month, the Danish Open, the Talma Finnish Challenge and the Russian Open. The last of those wins secured his card on the European Tour for 2004. Has subsequently won twice more on the European Tour, in South Korea and Malaysia. His brother, Adam, has also played on the Asian Tour.