|My hero Nick Faldo|
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Was it a difficult decision to turn professional?
It can be a tricky time knowing when to turn professional.
But the advice from Nick Faldo, who has been my mentor since I was 15, was very influential.
I met him when I was playing on the Faldo Junior Series and he was fantastic.
He's been a great friend ever since. His advice was very influential in helping me make my decision.
He's the most driven human being I've ever known.
He's done everything right.
Today the top guys are almost like robots but Nick was doing that ten years ago.
People say Tiger Woods created the new breed of golfer but I believe Nick Faldo did.
What are your ambitions in golf?
My dream is to be the best player in the world.
But you have to take it one year at a time and this year is my first year on tour.
My primary goal was to keep my tour card and I've done that already so early in the season, finishing second at the Qatar Masters in March this year.
I would like to become the best player in Europe, then go to America and become the best player over there, then become the best player in the world.
That has always been my dream and that's why I play the sport!