Luke Donald Captures WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

by Iver Maple on February 27, 2011

Record-Breaking Performance Moves Donald to Number Three in World Ranking

Luke Donald captured the most significant victory of his career in record-breaking fashion, defeating the number-one-ranked player in the world, Martin Kaymer at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Arizona. Donald proved that precision often trumps power, as he skillfully utilized his Grain Flow Forged MP irons, MP T-11 wedges, and Mizuno hybrid to score 32 birdies over 89 holes – a total no one else could match. 

Donald was dominant, never trailing throughout his six matches and needing only 73 holes to reach the final, breaking Tiger Woods’ match play record of 77 holes. Donald defeated Charley Hoffman, Edoardo Molinari, Matteo Manassero, Ryan Moore and Matt Kuchar before defeating Kaymer three-and-two. Donald was so dominant throughout the week that he never trailed in any match, and he never played the 18th hole. 

We congratulate Luke on this record-breaking performance and his climb up the World Golf rankings.  Luke is rolling, now #3 in the world, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store for him in 2011.

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Author Iver Maple

With over 14 years of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations Experience, Iver Maple has been "bleeding Mizuno blue" for over seven years.  A graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and now residing in Atlanta, home to Mizuno USA's headquarters, he has now officially acclimated to "Southern Life" from his original roots in Long Island, New York.  Outside of his passion for golf, he enjoys tennis, rooting for his beloved Commodores, and hiking with his dog 'Cutler.'