Born: 19 October 1975.
Turned pro: 2000.
Family: Child - Max.
Special interests: All sports.
Career highlights: Won his maiden European Tour title at the 2012 Irish Open. Finished tied seventh at the 2012 PGA Championship.
2013 highlights: Claimed his second European Tour title in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Became the fifth golfer in history to score a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters.
2013 Majors: The Masters - Missed cut. The US Open - T32. The Open - T32. The PGA Championship - Withdrew.
NGC record: Debut.
Welshman Jamie Donaldson hails from a sporting family, with his brother Alex a footballer and his father Jim a single-figure handicap golfer.
After a solid amateur career in which he won the Welsh Amateur Championship and finished second in the Brabazon and St Andrews Links Trophies, and second with Great Britain and Ireland in the Eisenhower Trophy, Donaldson turned professional in 2000.
He spent his early career on the Challenge Tour, winning twice in 2001 and finishing second on the rankings that year. That earned him his European Tour card for the 2002 season.
Donaldson made steady progress before suffering a back injury in 2004, and he was back on the Challenge Tour in 2007. But after a third victory here, he returned to the European tour in 2008 and has remained consistent there ever since.
In 2012, Donaldson finally broke through with his maiden victory on the European Tour in the Irish Open. That same year he achieved his best finish in a Major of tied seventh in the PGA Championship. The season injected a new sense of self-belief in Donaldson, and he added a second victory in 2013 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, making him the seventh Welshman to win multiple titles on the European Tour.
In April of this year, Donaldson made further history when he became only the fifth golfer to score a hole-in-one on the sixth hole of Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters.
This has been Donaldson's most successful season on the European Tour as he ended 2013 fifthon the Race to Dubai, culminating with an eighth-place finish in the DP World Tour Championship.
And it's given him the self-belief to not only start thinking about a possible Ryder Cup start at Gleneagles next year, but also rising to the pinnacle of European golf.
He heads to Sun City in the footsteps of another great Welsh golfer in Ian Woosnam.