Grew up in Holywood, Northern Ireland, as the only child of parents Rosie and Gerry.
Signed a National Letter of Intent to play college golf at East Tennessee State University but decided to continue playing amateur golf in Europe until turning professional in 2007.
Earned an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2012 at the age of 22 for his services to sport.
Welcomed first child, daughter Poppy, with wife Erica in August 2020.
In 2022, became the first player from outside the United States to serve on the PGA TOUR Policy Board.
Fan of Premier League club Manchester United.