Luke Donald

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Luke Donald

Luke Campbell Donald MBE (born 7 December 1977) is an English professional golfer. He turned pro in 2001. He plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. He is the only player to ever win both money lists on the PGA and European Tours in the same year.[1] This was in 2011. In 2011 he was named the PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year. He became the first Englishman to win either award. He was also named the European Tour Golfer of the Year.

Donald was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. He went to Northwestern University. His father is Scottish.

His first time as a professional was at the Reno-Tahoe Open on the PGA Tour. He became only the 11th rookie in PGA Tour history to earn more than $1 million in his first season.[2]

In 2004 he won the Omega European Masters and the Scandinavian Masters on the European Tour.

Professional wins (13)[change | edit source]

PGA Tour wins (5)[change | edit source]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 2 Nov 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic* 66-67-68=201 –15 1 stroke South Africa Deane Pappas
2 12 Mar 2006 Honda Classic 72-67-68-69=276 –12 2 strokes Australia Geoff Ogilvy
3 27 Feb 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 3 and 2 Germany Martin Kaymer
4 23 Oct 2011 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic 66-71-70-64=271 –17 2 strokes United States Justin Leonard
5 18 Mar 2012 Transitions Championship 67-68-70-66=271 –13 Playoff South Korea Bae Sang-moon, United States Jim Furyk,
United States Robert Garrigus

* Note: The 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic was reduced to 54 holes due to adverse weather conditions.

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2004 Buick Invitational United States John Daly, United States Chris Riley Daly won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2011 The Heritage United States Brandt Snedeker Lost to par on third extra hole
3 2012 Transitions Championship South Korea Bae Sang-moon, United States Jim Furyk, United States Robert Garrigus Won with birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (7)[change | edit source]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 1 Aug 2004 Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg 69-65-69-69=272 –16 5 strokes Sweden Peter Hanson
2 5 Sep 2004 Omega European Masters 67-67-65-66=265 –19 5 strokes Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
3 30 May 2010 Madrid Masters 65-67-68-67=267 –21 1 stroke Wales Rhys Davies
4 27 Feb 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 3 and 2 Germany Martin Kaymer
5 29 May 2011 BMW PGA Championship 64-72-72-70=278 –6 Playoff England Lee Westwood
6 10 Jul 2011 Barclays Scottish Open* 67-67-63=197 –19 4 strokes Sweden Fredrik Andersson Hed
7 27 May 2012 BMW PGA Championship 68-68-69-68=273 –15 4 strokes Scotland Paul Lawrie, England Justin Rose

* Note: The 2011 Barclays Scottish Open was reduced to 54 holes due to flooding of the course.

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2011 BMW PGA Championship England Lee Westwood Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[change | edit source]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T3 T42 T10 CUT T38
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T18 DNP DNP T57 T12 CUT WD CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT T52 T35 T63 DNP T5
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T23 T24 T66 T3 T23 DNP T43
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
The Masters CUT T4 T32
U.S. Open T47 T45 CUT
The Open Championship T11 CUT
PGA Championship CUT T8

DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = Missed the cut
"T" = Tied
Yellow background for top-10.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Luke Donald seals US and European double". BBC Sport. 11 December 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/16129921.stm. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  2. "Section 6: All-Time Records". 2007 PGA Tour Media Guide. PGA Tour. pp. 6–10. "First-year players to win $1 million or more"

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