Luke-Donald

Luke Donald turned professional in 2001. Since then the English golfer has won 5 PGA Tours and 7 European Tours.

Birthday 07/12/1977

Birthplace Hemel Hempstead, England

Official World Golf Ranking 74th

Studied Northwestern University

Height 5 ft, 9 in

Best Results in Majors
Masters – 3rd (2005)
US Open – 8th (2013)
Open Championship – 5th (2009, 2012)
PGA Championship – 3rd (2006)

In 2002, Donald won his first Tour title in his rookie season at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, which was reduced to 54 holes due to unplayable conditions. He joined Jonathan Byrd as the only rookies to win that season.

Donald is another player that has come very close to securing a major title but has fallen just short. At the US Masters in 2005, he finished in third place behind Tiger Woods and Chris DiMarco.

At the 2006 PGA Championship, Donald again finished in third place, six shots adrift off the dominant Tiger Woods.

In 2011, Donald became the first English player to earn PGA Tour Player of the Year honours since the award’s launch in 1990. He also broke another record after becoming the first English golfer to win the Arnold Palmer Award.

The Englishman enjoyed a spell as world number one after a long spell of consistent performances. He climbed to the top spot after overcoming Lee Westwood in a playoff at the BMW PGA Championship. He came from behind on the final round to force a playoff where he watched Westwood hit his approach shot into the water on the first hole. Overall, he has spent 55 weeks as number one throughout his spells.

2011 turned into a great year for Donald. Not only was he the finest golfer in the world, he managed to top both money lists on the PGA and European Tours.

His Ryder Cup record is also one of brilliance. He has been on the winning team in all four he has played in. These appreances came in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

When Luke Donald reigned at the top of the world rankings, he did so largely because of his razor-sharp short game. Even as he was winning the money list on both sides of the Atlantic, Donald’s long game was capable of misfiring. A close look at this new Luke Donald…

Luke Donald gives his thoughts on his own, as well as other professionals, wedge setup to the Golf Monthly team.

Luke Donald talks to Golf Monthly about the relevance of technique and feel in the game and which he feels to be of premium importance.

The Golf Monthly team caught up with Englishman Luke Donald to talk through the 14 clubs that he carries in his Mizuno golf bag  

Mizuno has put together a short film detailing Luke Donald's endless quest for perfection