PLAYER PROFILES
Luke Donald
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DOB: 07/12/1977
Height: 5ft 9in
Tournament Wins: 12


Luke Donald is a World Golf Champion having won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February 2011 by defeating Martin Kaymer in the final whilst he has also recorded top 3 finishes in both the 2010 WGC HSBC Champions and the 2011 WGC Brigestone Invitational.

 

So far this season Donald has achieved 2 top 5's on the PGA Tour this season along with top ten's in the US Open and the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

In 2011 he reached the heights of the Official Golf Rankings by claiming the world number one spot in May 2011 by beating Lee Westwood in a play-off to clinch the BMW PGA Championship. During his 40 consecutive weeks at the top, Donald added further victories on both sides of the Atlantic by first claiming the Barclays Scottish Open and then the Children抯 Miracle Network Hospitals Classic and, in doing so, created history by becoming the first player to win both the European and American money lists in one season. A feat which was made even more impressive by the fact that he needed to win the last PGA Tour event on the schedule to ensure he topped the list and he needed to finish inside the top three at the season-ending Dubai World Championship to pip Rory McIlroy to the Race to Dubai crown. The extent of his dominance in 2011 was underlined by his receiving of the Harry Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average of the season, the PGA Player of the Year award and the PGA Tour Player of the Year award, which was voted for by fellow PGA professionals.

He continued in fine form in 2010, finishing joint 2nd at the BMW PGA Championship and winning the Madrid Masters by one shot for his first title in four years. Donald's biggest win to date came in February 2011 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship when he defeated the world number one Martin Kaymer 3&2 in the final.

Donald has a remarkable record in team golf having been a member of Team Europe for four of the last five Ryder Cup contests. Most recently he was a key member of Team Europe during the 2012 Ryder Cup 'Miracle in Medinah' and led the team during the final day singles comeback by beating 2012 Master Campion, Bubba Watson, in the first match. In 2010 he vindicated the decision by Colin Montgomerie to make him a wild card captain抯 pick and won three points from four whilst he maintained a 100% record in 2006 at the K Club and won twice at Oakland Hills in 2004.

Also in 2004 he became only the second English partnership to win the World Cup as he partnered Paul Casey to glory in Spain. Enjoyed a fine amateur career, starring in Great Britain and Ireland's Walker Cup victories over the United States in 1999 and 2001 whilst also winning the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships during a successful collegiate career at Northwestern University where he also earned a degree in art theory and practice.

Donald qualified for the WGC HSBC Champions by winning the Dunlop Phoenix Open

 

 
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