Date of Birth: 6th April 1977Country:England

Robert Rock

Given the year-on-year upward graph taken by Rock since he joined the PGA European Tour as an affiliate member in 2003, it is surely only a matter of time before the popular Englishman garners a maiden tour win. Indeed, Rock has hit good form in recent months with a run of three Top-5 finishes in his last four tournaments – at the Madrid Masters, Wales Open and Estoril Open de Portugal – to confirm his quality. Of course, Rock will be remembered in Ireland as one part of the thrilling duel in last year’s 3 Irish Open at Baltray where he was eventually usurped at the third tie hole by Shane Lowry, one of three second place finishes he had on tour in 2009 . . . . made a debut appearance on the Great Britain and Ireland team’s win over Continental Europe in last year’s Seve Trophy match . . . . qualified as a PGA club professional before pursuing his dream of a life on tour.