When Victor Dubuisson earned his European Tour card at the 2010 Qualifying School, he described it as a "dream come true". But the young French star has been making several dreams come true in his short career to date.
Born in Cannes, Dubuisson started playing golf at the age of eight. When he was 15, he already had his mind set on a professional career in the game. And he backed up his self-belief with an illustrious amateur career in which he won the 2009 European Amateur Championship as well as the French and Mexican Amateur Championships. He also finished third in the Allianz EurOpen de Lyon on the Challenge Tour while still an amateur.
Dubuisson turned professional in 2010 and has made impressive progress. He finished 24th in his first tournament - the 2010 Nordea Scandinavian Masters - but wasn't able to truly enjoy his winnings. The prize money of €16 400 went straight towards paying for rent at his apartment in the expensive town of Cannes.
In 2012 he finished tied 11th in the Maybank Malaysian Open, tied fourth in the Volvo China Open, tied third in the Ballantine's Championship and tied fifth in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
But in 2013 he truly lived up to his potential when he beat some of the biggest names in the game to claim his maiden European Tour title in the Turkish Airlines Open, beating Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose.
Dubuisson was ranked 108th in the world going into that tournament, and came out of it with a place inside the top 50 and every door in the golf world suddenly open to him, including all four Majors.
"It's so great," he said after his triumph. "Today is a dream coming true, and if I played the Masters next year, it would be so great. I didn't know I could make such a big step in one tournament."
And one of his first questions to the European Tour press officer who interviewed him after his triumph was, "Am I in the Nedbank Golf Challenge"
Of the many congratulatory messages he received, Dubuisson cherished one from countryman Thomas Levet.
"My phone didn't stop ringing, and there were so many messages including a special one from Thomas Levet. Thomas has been an inspiration to all the French golfers and to get a message from him was very nice."
Apart from redefining his version of "a dream come true" in what has been a magical season for him, Dubuisson also enjoyed the surreal experience of beating his golf heroes. In fact, when he was asked in Turkey who his heroes in the game were, he replied, "They were playing in front of me".
But they all finished behind him.