Prior to his career in golf, having spent 5 years at college and University in Dublin and San Diego, Paul earned a degree in International Business and a Diploma in Marketing…
He has been a European Tour player now for over 25 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.
So 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.
The Ryder Cup victory has 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.
Paul currently plays a limited golfing schedule on the Staysure Legends European Seniors Tour.
Much of his time is spent broadcasting for SKY, designing golf courses, carrying out ambassadorial work representing his many business partners.
As well as sitting on the Ryder Cup Executive Committee.