Recent News about Luke Donald

Luke Donald's Diary - 10/18/2010 - Ryder Cup Recap

by Luke Donald October 18, 2010

I’ve not been to a tournament yet in America to find out what the reaction is to the Ryder Cup. I know my American friends will be just as generous in their reaction, though, as they were on the Monday night when we Europeans celebrated our nail-biting victory.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself at Celtic Manor. I’ve always said to everyone that I love Ryder Cup. I love that team atmosphere and match play. It was great to get back into the swing of things after missing out in 2008.  My game always seems to rise to the occasion of the Ryder Cup. I had a great Ryder C...

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Like everyone in golf, the Ryder Cup has dominated my thoughts and attention

by Chris Wood October 6, 2010

I'm envious of those that made the team.Especially living in Bristol, only half an hour from Celtic Manor.When they started I was in the gym when the match was badly disrupted by bad weather. Some of the members said ‘I bet you’re glad you’re not playing’. I’d play the Ryder Cup in snow or a sand-storm. The atmosphere was fantastic, like a football stadium.Of course I’m envious of those that made it into the team, but I’m young and I’ve got at least 20 years of Ryder Cup chances in me, I hope.It just didn’...

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Luke Donald's Diary - 9/03/2010

by Luke Donald September 3, 2010

This was a very hard team to get into. Everyone seemed to be playing great. I’m delighted to be back. We have a very strong squad and I’m looking forward to being part of it again, hoping to help Europe get the Ryder Cup back. I really missed not being in the 2008 team because of the wrist injury and I’m very excited. I thought I had a chance but there were a lot of world-class candidates.

I found out after 10 holes on Sunday at the Barclays, though. I was going along nicely, out in 28, then I found out – and I went to pieces!  Talking to the othe...

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Luke Donald's Diary - 7/05/2010

by Luke Donald July 5, 2010

I've put a lot of planning into this year's Open Championship and I'm hoping that is all going to pay off at St Andrews.

People have been telling me I'd be better playing in Europe most of the time.

After playing in JP McManus’s tournament I’m going up to Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville and Old Head – all great courses and all great for preparation for St Andrews. I think it’s vital to have links practice.  I’ve got a few friends coming up so we’ll have a good time as well.

I did something...

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Luke Donald's Diary - 5/25/2010

by Luke Donald May 25, 2010

I have to take all the positives out of the BMW PGA Championship. My short game was terrific, my bunker play at its highest level and I’ve moved up several notches in the race for an automatic Ryder Cup place.

Of course it’s disappointing, when you have a really good chance to win the European Tour’s flagship event and don’t quite pull it off. With two par fives to come and tied for the lead I fancied myself to do it. I tried to hit a little bit of a draw on 17 and just blocked it out and it cost me dearly. But you have to move on from that shot and le...

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Personal Stats

Birthplace: Hemel Hempstead, Herts
Height: 5' 9"

An English native, Luke Donald is one of the world's top golfers. In addition to his top-10 world ranking, Luke has numerous wins on the PGA and European Tours, and played a key role as a member of the victorious European Ryder Cup teams in 2004, 2006, and 2010.

 

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Career Highlights

First player in history to capture the money title on both the PGA Tour and European Tour (2011)
2011 PGA Tour Player of the Year
2011 Accenture Match Play Champion, 2011 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic Champion (PGA Tour)
2011 BMW Championship Winner, 2011 Barclays Scottish Open Winner (European Tour)
Victorious as part of Team Europe in the 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cup