Who's who: Luke Donald

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Who's who: Luke Donald

  • Name:

    Luke Campbell Donald
  • Also known as:

    "Looooooook"
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Dec 7, 1977 in Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2001
  • Website:

    https://www.lukedonald.com

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (1999, 2001). Ryder Cup player (2004, '06, '10, '12). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and other international tours. European Tour Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) winner and PGA Tour leading money winner in the same year (2011). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer. Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (2012).

Did you know?

Luke Donald attended college at the Northwestern University in Illinois, and now plays mainly on the US PGA and European Tours. In the early part of his professional career, his brother Christian was his regular caddie.

Top tournaments won by Luke Donald

2013
Japan
270 (-14)
¥40million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 21-24; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Kim Hyung-sung (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Donald (Eng). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

2012
America
271 (-13)
$990,000
Transitions

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

Transitions

Played as the Transitions Championship (March 15-18). Luke Donald (Eng) beat Jim Furyk (USA), Sangmoon Bae (S Kor) and Robert Garrigus (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Recording his fifth PGA Tour win, Donald moved back to the No.1 spot in the official world golf rankings. [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].

2012
Japan
268 (-16)
¥40million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 15-18; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Donald (Eng). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

2012
Europe
273 (-15)
€750,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 24-27). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) and Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Donald (Eng). With the win Donald reclaimed the World No.1 spot from Rory McIlroy (N.Ire). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2011
Europe
197 (-19)
€550,250
Barclays

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

€550,250

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 7-10; for the first time at Castle Stuart). Second-placed Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Luke Donald (Eng). Reduced to 54 holes after torrential rain on the Saturday. [Castle Stuart Links, nr Inverness].

2011
Europe
278 (-6)
€750,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 26-29). Donald (Eng) beat Lee Westwood (Eng) at the first playoff hole, securing enough world ranking points to replace Westwood as the world's No.1 male golfer. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2011
Awards
€5,323,400
US$1,250,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

€5,323,400

Prize money

US$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

Donald (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2011 Race to Dubai winner. Donald finished the season with European Tour earnings of €5,323,400, which included his Race to Dubai winner's bonus of $1,250,000. Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was second with €4,002,168; Martin Kaymer (Ger) was third with €3,489,033. Donald became the first ever golfer to top the end-of-season money-lists on both the European and US PGA Tours.

2011
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Donald (Eng) won the European Tour Race to Dubai Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

2011
Awards
60 pts
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

60 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Donald (Eng) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average). Donald accumulated 60 pts; Webb Simpson (USA) was second with 56 pts; Nick Watney (USA) was third with 48 pts.

2011
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Donald (Eng) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Donald (Eng) won the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2011
WGC
3 & 2
$1,350,000
Accenture

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

Accenture

Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 23-27). Donald (Eng) beat Martin Kaymer (Ger) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final to win the Walter Hagen Cup. [GC at Dove Mtn, Marana, AZ].

2011
America
271 (-17)
$846,000
CMNH

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$846,000

Title sponsor

CMNH

Played as the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic (Oct 20-23). Second-placed Justin Leonard (USA) finished 2 shots behind Luke Donald (Eng). Donald's win secured his No.1 spot on the final 2011 PGA Tour money list; he also went on to win the 2011 European Tour Order of Merit/money list. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].

2011
Awards
69.12
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

69.12

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Donald (Eng) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was second with 69.16; Charl Schwartzel (RSA) was third with 69.44.

2011
Awards
68.86
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

68.86

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Donald (Eng) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Webb Simpson (USA) was second with 69.25; Steve Stricker (USA) was third with 69.36.

2011
Awards
68.86
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

68.86

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Donald (Eng) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Webb Simpson (USA) was second with 69.25; Steve Stricker (USA) was third with 69.72.

2011
Awards
$6,683,214
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Score

$6,683,214

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Donald (Eng) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2011 leading money winner, with earnings of $6,683,214; Webb Simpson (USA) was second with $6,347,353; Nick Watney (USA) was third with $5,290,673. Donald became the first player ever to top the US and European money-lists in the same season.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Madrid Masters (May 27-30). Second-placed Rhys Davies (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Donald (Eng), who claimed his first European Tour win since 2004. [North course, Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo, Madrid].

2006
America
Mirasol, CC at
276 (-12)
$990,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Mirasol, CC at

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (March 9-12). Second-placed Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) finished 2 shots behind two-time PGA Tour winner Donald (Eng). At the time Donald became only the third Englishman to record more than one PGA Tour win, emulating Nick Faldo (9) and Tony Jacklin (4). [CC at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

2005
America
272 (-16)
$1,300,000
Target/Countrywide

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,300,000

Title sponsor

Target/Countrywide

Played as the Target World Challenge presented by Countrywide (Dec 8-11; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 2 shots behind Luke Donald (Eng). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

2004
Europe
265 (-19)
€266,660
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega European Masters (Sept 2-5). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 5 shots behind Donald (Eng). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

2004
Europe
272 (-16)
€266,660
Carlsberg

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

Carlsberg

Played as the Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg (July 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Peter Hanson (Swe) and Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 5 shots behind 26-year-old Luke Donald (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].

2002
America
201 (-15)
$468,000
Farm Bureau

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$468,000

Title sponsor

Farm Bureau

Played as the Southern Farm Bureau Classic (Oct 31-Nov 3). Second-placed Deane Pappas (RSA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Donald (Eng). Event reduced to 54 holes after rain washed-out the final day. [Annandale GC, Madison, nr Jackson, Miss.].

2000
America
Beverly CC
205 (-8)
amateur
LaSalle Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Venue

Beverly CC

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

LaSalle Bank

Played as the LaSalle Bank Chicago Open (Sept 15-17). Second-placed Brad Klapprott (USA) finished 6 shots behind Luke Donald (Eng; amateur), who as an amateur could not claim the $30,000 first prize. [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].

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