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Name: - Luke Campbell Donald
Country: - England
Born : - Dec 7, 1977 in Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
Original Home/Club: - Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2001
Web Address: - http://www.lukedonald.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Mizuno, RBC, Titleist, TaylorMade.

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 US 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

2013Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn270 (-14)¥40million
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].
2012Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipWentworth Club273 (-15)€750,000
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].
2012Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn268 (-16)¥40million
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].
2012Men AmericaValspar ChampionshipInnisbrook Resort271 (-13)$990,000
Played as the Transitions Championship (March 15-18). Donald (Eng) beat Jim Furyk (USA), Sangmoon Bae (S Kor) and Robert Garrigus (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. This win took Donald back to the No.1 spot in the official world golf rankings. [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
2011Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipWentworth Club278 (-6)€750,000
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].
2011Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.12n/a
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.
2011Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am68.86n/a
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.
2011Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr68.86n/a
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.
2011Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$6,683,214see Score
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.
2011Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr€5,323,400see Score
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.
2011Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
2011Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Am60 ptsn/a
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.
2011Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Donald (Eng) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2011Men AwardsPlyrs Plyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
Donald (Eng) won the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
2011Men EuropeScottish OpenCastle Stuart197 (-19)€550,250
Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 7-10; for the first time at Castle Stuart). Second-placed Fredrik Andresson Hed (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Donald (Eng). Reduced to 54 holes after torrential rain on the Saturday. [Castle Stuart Links, nr Inverness].
2011Men AmericaWalt Disney ClassicDisney's Magnolia271 (-17)$846,000
Played as the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic (Oct 20-23). Second-placed Justin Leonard (USA) finished 2 shots behind Donald (Eng). Donald's win secured his No.1 spot on the final 2011 US PGA Tour Money List; he also went on to win the 2011 European Tour money list (Order of Merit). [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
2011Men WGCWGC - Match PlayDove Mountain3 & 2$1,350,000
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].
2010Men EuropeMadrid MastersRSHE Club de Campo267 (-21)€250,000
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].
2006Men AmericaHonda ClassicMirasol, CC at276 (-12)$990,000
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].
2005Men AmericaWorld ChallengeSherwood CC272 (-16)$1,300,000
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 Donald (Eng). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
2004Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre265 (-19)€266,660
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].
2004Men EuropeScandinavian MastersBarseback G&CC272 (-16)€266,660
Played as the Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg (July 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Peter Hanson (Swe) and Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 5 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Donald (Eng). [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].
2002Men AmericaSanderson Farms Ch'shipAnnandale GC201 (-15)$468,000
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.].

 

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