The high-profile Irish golf personality turned professional in 1991 and has 10 professional victories to his name, including four on the European Tour.
His maiden Tour victory came at the 1996 Austrian Open and a year later, he won the World Cup of Golf for Ireland with Padraig Harrington. Paul enjoyed a stellar Ryder Cup career in which he won three consecutive contests as a player (2002, 2004, 2006) most notably sinking the winning putt on the 18th at the Belfry for Europe to regain the trophy in 2002. After twice fulfilling vice-captain roles, he was handed the captaincy of Team Europe for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, leading them to a commanding five-point victory over a strong Team USA.
Paul currently divides his time between playing on the European Senior Tour, providing expert analysis on both Sky Sports and NBC Sports and heading up his own golf course design company. A Director of the European Tour and a Ryder Cup board member, he recently hosted the Irish Legends tournament presented by The McGinley Foundation at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort on the west coast of Ireland. He’s been a member at Sunningdale for several years and lives within walking distance of the famous course.