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Having spent 5 years at college and University in Dublin and San Diego, prior to his career in golf, Paul completed a degree in International Business and a diploma in Marketing…
He has been a European Tour player now for over 30 years. Despite winning several tournaments and being a former top 20 ranked player in the world he is best known for his performances in team competitions. As well as winning the World Cup for Ireland with Padraig Harrington in 1997, he has represented Europe on 14 occasions as a player, Vice-Captain & Captain winning an astonishing 13 times, most memorably in 2014 where he led Europe to a comprehensive Ryder Cup victory over America at Gleneagles in Scotland as Captain.
This led to many awards including being voted Coach of the year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2014 and being made an Executive Fellow at London Business School, the first sportsman ever awarded this honour. He currently plays a limited golfing schedule on the Stay sure Legends European Seniors Tour, spends much of his time broadcasting for SKY, ambassadorial work representing his many business partners, golf course design as well sitting on the Board of the European Tour and Ryder Cup Executive Committee.