Played one season for Northwestern University outside Chicago before leaving school to turn professional.
When he won the 2013 U.S. Amateur, he became the first English winner of the U.S. Amateur since Harold Hilton in 1911.
With a T44 finish at the 2013 Open Championship and a T48 finish at the 2014 U.S. Open, became the first amateur since Bobby Jones in 1930 to hold low amateur titles at The Open Championship and U.S. Open at the same time.