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Luke Donald

Luke Donald

PGA Tour Golfer
Residence | Chicago, IL

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.

Recent articles

Lytham looms and hopefully it’s going to be third-time-lucky for me this year in the majors.

by Luke Donald on July 18, 2012

Luke Donald Diary 7/17/2012Lytham looms and hopefully it’s going to be third-time-lucky for me this year in the majors.Going into the Open as number one will again add to the pressure. It’s struck me that my indifferent showings this year, and probably some times in the past, too, come from needing to tackle the majors better mentally. As world number one the expectation is pretty high, not the least by me, to win a major. I’v...

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My Transitions Championship

by Luke Donald on March 22, 2012

My Transitions Championship win was very gratifying. I had no doubt that I would get back on track. Hard work always pays off.I’d got off to a slow one this year but you just keep on the path of what you need to do to keep on improving and trust what you are doing. It was always going to be tough to start as quickly as I did last year but it’s now nice to get back into the winner’s circle. The rewards are g...

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Great Sadness Surrounded the End of a Remarkable Season

by Luke Donald on December 21, 2011

 The loss of my father came at what was supposed to be a time of great joy for Diane and I. My dad died at the birth of our second daughter, so that produced a wide range of emotions. It was something you can never prepare for.Dad was immensely proud of my achievements. The year 2011 has been a break-out year for me, an amazing year – a season that, as a golfer, you always aspire to. It was nice for everything I have worked for to come to fru...

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I thought I had a great chance to win the Fedex Cup.

by Luke Donald on October 1, 2011

Going into the week,I knew if I’d won the Tour Championship, the Fedex Cup was mine - one of my big goals for this season. I played well the first day, got myself into a great position but just struggled a little from there on. I didn’t really take my best game to Friday, Saturday and Sunday.I did a good job of keeping myself in with a chance come the end. A lot of the guys in the top five weren’t playing well, so it was vital that I stayed in contention. The birdie on the last I was very proud of. I thought it might have done it for me. In the end, though, I was a ...

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Luke Donald's Diary -- Getting Ready for the Open Championship

by Luke Donald on July 7, 2011

I'm making every effort to improve my Open Championship record.I caught St. George's on two very nice days with not too much wind.My build-up to Sandwich next week has included playing Royal St. George’s last Thursday and Friday. Then I went on to Prince’s, Rye and Royal Cinque Ports. It was good preparation.I had a few friends with me so I could make it a little competitive. It was great fun and a good way to get in form for not only the Open but for the Scottish Open – held on a links course this time, Castle Stuart up near Inverness.I...

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