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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

Luke Donald's Diary - 7/05/2010

by Luke Donald on 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 on 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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Luke Donald's Diary - 4/22/2010

by Luke Donald on April 22, 2010

Before the Masters, obviously we worked on my short-game, shots around the green.   My short game is in really good shape at the moment.  Someone told me that I’m currently ranked #1 for both sand saves and scrambling on the PGA Tour this year.   A lot of practice and those new T-10 wedges. I thought before that the new groove rules might suit me.  Plus with the conforming version of Mizuno’s new Quad Cut groove I’m still getting really good traction.

Augusta is so unique. You nee...

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Luke Donald's Diary - 3/11/2010

by Luke Donald on March 12, 2010

Elle Georgina Donald was born on February 25, weighing 5lbs 1oz, having arrived one month early. She obviously couldn't wait to meet her dad!

Elle's early show came because we discovered Diane's blood pressure was dangerously high when she went for a routine check-up. Diane had Pre-eclampsia, and the only way to get the blood pressure down, without fear of the mother having any kind of seizures, is to have the baby. So an hour later Diane was induced and 19 hours after that little Elle was born. Both are doing great.

It's hard to put into words ...

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