Date of Birth:23rd June 1975Country:England

David Howell

A two-time Ryder Cup player-being part of a winning European team on each occasion at Oakland Hills in 2004 and The K Club in 2006 – Howell is one of the most popular players among his peers on tour. Although he has earned a reputation as an after-dinner speaker with a comic twist, the Englishman has a more serious side on the course which he proved when out-duelling Tiger Woods to the 2006 HSBC Champions tournament inShanghai and also in the manner in which he won the BMW PGA Championship that season. Howell moved in to the top-10 in the world rankings after winning the European Tour’s showcase event at Wentworth but was afflicted by a back injury for much of 2007 and also in 2009 . . . . is an avid supporter of Swindon Town.