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Jamie Donaldson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/19/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 174
College: England

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Jamie Donaldson will hope to improve his record in the majors when he tees it up in this week's U.S. Open.
The Welshman may have flourished in the last Ryder Cup but he's made the top 20 just once in seven major starts -- a T7 in the 2012 PGA Championship -- and is 1-for-2 in the U.S. Open. He made the cut on debut at Merion in 2013 but crashed out at halfway after a second-round 81 at Pinehurst last year. Donaldson has been a late developer at all stages of his career, however, so expect him to show up strongly somewhere soon and possibly at Chambers Bay this week. He'll have Americans Patrick Reed and Chris Kirk for company over the first two rounds, the trio teeing off from the 10th hole on Thursday at 8:39 a.m. PDT. The 39-year-old missed the cut in last week's St. Jude Classic but was T18 in the BMW PGA Championship and T8 at THE PLAYERS prior to that. Jun 16 - 6:13 PM

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Jamie Donaldson has made his last seven cuts at the BMW PGA Championship in England and returns for another crack.

His best result at Wentworth is a T7 in 2011 although he looked set to better that last year after middle rounds of 69-68 but a closing 76 sent him spiralling down to T30. The Welshman was also T8 in the 2005 edition. Donaldson had a tough run with three missed cuts out of four on the PGA TOUR across March and April but bounced back nicely at THE PLAYERS where he posted a Sunday 67 to take a share of tied eighth.
May 19 - 5:40 AM

Jamie Donaldson twirled a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of THE PLAYERS to post 8-under 280, good for the early clubhouse lead.

Donaldson, who secured the winning point for Team Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup, began the day T40 and seven shots back of the lead. On the round he striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation en route to a five birdie, one bogey loop. His split ranged from 2'1" on the 11th to 17'1" on the par-4 seventh. After his fifth par breaker on the 12th, the Welshman began to tread water, missing four of his last five GIR but scrambled successfully in each instance to go 5-for-6 in that stat. The 39-year-old is currently positioned inside the top 10 on the leaderboard and will easily eclipse his previous best of T38 at his PLAYERS' debut last year.
May 10 - 3:40 PM

With a 2-and-1 loss to Jamie Donaldson in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, Sergio Garcia has been eliminated.

All four members of this group, which includes Bernd Wiesberger and Tommy Fleetwood, were 1-1 after two rounds. Donaldson beat Wiesberger on Wednesday, so he owns the tiebreaker over the Austrian. If Fleetwood beats Wiesberger, the Englishman will advance since he owns the tiebreaker over Donaldson. This is Match Play life in 2015. Donaldson led the entire way against Garcia today. The Welshman opened birdie-birdie-par to stake a 3-up advantage. The Spaniard chipped away to sit 1-down through 11, but Donaldson's birdie at the par-3 17th clinched the win.
May 1 - 6:09 PM

Jamie Donaldson logged a 1-up win over Bernd Wiesberger in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

The European duo entered the tournament a combined 0-3 in the tournament, so something had to give. The funny thing is, both kind of did. Through a series of birdies and bogeys, neither had more than a 1-up lead at any point. When Wiesberger holed a birdie at the par-4 16th, the match was all square. The Austrian gave it right back to Donaldson with a bogey-4 at 17, which is a real no-no since birdies can be had at the par-5 18th. Indeed, both found a 4 at the last where the Welshman two-putted for the point. The Ryder Cupper gets Tommy Fleetwood on Thursday. Wiesberger will need to beat Sergio Garcia in the second round to stave off mathematical elimination.
Apr 29 - 6:39 PM

Jamie Donaldson takes on fellow Europeans Sergio Garcia, Bernd Wiesberger and Tommy Fleetwood in Group 10 of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship at TPC Harding Park.

After missing three of his last four cuts on the PGA TOUR, the Welshman should appreciate a return to the match-play format where he famously secured the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles last October by taking down Keegan Bradley in the singles. He'll hope that gives him more of an intimidation factor as his overall career record in matchplay is just 2-7-2. He's lost in the first round in both starts in this event, 3&2 to Thorbjorn Olesen in 2013 and 6&5 to Billy Horschel in 2014.
Apr 28 - 4:31 AM

Jamie Donaldson raced home in 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the 79th Masters to post even-par 288.

The Welshman was dealt with the unfavorable challenge of being grouped with Tiger Woods in the first two rounds. Donaldson opened in 3-over 74-71=145, and then found a pairing with the third member of that threesome, Jimmy Walker, in the third round. Today, the European hit only 11 greens in regulation, but he connected for eight birdies. That set featured four in a row beginning at the par-5 13th hole and a walk-off 3 at No. 18. At the time he signed his card, Donaldson sat T33 on the leaderboard and with sole possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead. While today's experience illustrated that a low score is gettable today, he may already be lobbying for a different threesome at next year's Masters.
Apr 12 - 2:19 PM

Jamie Donaldson has plenty of positive Masters memories to call upon when he makes his third start at Augusta National Golf Club.

Despite missing the cut, Donaldson scored a hole-in-one at the 6th hole on debut in 2013 and returned last year to finish T14 after a closing 70. Don't get too concerned that he goes into the year's first major on the back of two missed cuts. In that pair of early exits at the Valspar Championship and the Houston Open he shot two 70s and a 71 so isn't far away. The Welshman, who delivered the knockout blow in the 2014 Ryder Cup, has a best finish of T7 from his 12 major starts. That came in the 2012 PGA Championship.
Apr 8 - 6:35 PM

Jamie Donaldson will get introduced to Golf Club of Houston’s Tournament Course at this week's Shell Houston Open.

The Welshman arrives in Texas slightly chilled after a hot start to the 2014-15 season. Collecting top 25s in three of his first four starts, his last two events have yielded a T44 finish and a missed cut. Donaldson has a game that is built to survive a tough challenge rather than collect bushels of birdies. His talent alone makes him worth a look but we may find out by week's end that GC of Houston just isn't his cup of tea.
Mar 30 - 11:41 PM

Jamie Donaldson signed for an even-par 38-34=72 following his second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

After Thursday's brilliant display of scrambling, the Welshman went 5-for-8 in par saves today, squaring three bogeys on his first five holes. However, he matched with a trio of birdie-4s to post 2-under 142 at the break. Donaldson's longest conversion of the round was his last. After finding trouble well left at the par-3 ninth, he'd eventually drill home a par save from 18'5". He signed his card sitting four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 6 - 4:40 PM

Jamie Donaldson smoke-and-mirrored his way to a bogey-free, 2-under-par 34-36=70 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Consider that he split just eight (of 14) fairways and landed only 11 greens in regulation, too. Donaldson birdied the par-5 first and eighth holes, but his only notable conversion dropped in for par from 16'10" at the par-3 fourth. He signed his card sitting four strokes off the clubhouse lead, but goes in the books positioned eight swing adrift of overnight leader J.B. Holmes.
Mar 5 - 5:21 PM

Jamie Donaldson turned in a 4-under-par 33-33=66 for his final round of The Honda Classic and posted 4-under 276 to land two strokes off the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

He went 5-for-5 in scrambling, but couldn't skate free from the bogeyman, squaring a 5 at the 16th hole via a three-putt from just inside 50 feet. But Donaldson was nails elsewhere. He poured in five birdies, including walk-off feel-goods at 17 and 18. While two of his par breakers stretched 14-17 feet, his longest conversion dropped for par from 19'1" at the par-4 sixth hole. He'll take this form south to Trump National Doral where he shared runner-up honors in the debut of the redesign for last year's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.
Mar 2 - 10:20 AM

Jamie Donaldson chased his opening 68 at The Honda Classic with a 1-over-par 35-36=71 in his second round to post 1-under 139 at the break.

The Welshman concluded his draw on Friday and sits five swing in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He split 10 (of 14) fairways, but found only 10 greens in regulation in his second round. Neither of his birdies was a gimme. The first disappeared from 22'7" at the par-3 17th hole; the second found the cup at the par-5 third from 23'2". Donaldson also poured in a par save from 15'10" at the par-4 13th for good measure. This is a solid primer for next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, too.
Feb 28 - 8:23 AM

Jamie Donaldson tapped into his Welsh roots and put up an impressive, 2-under-par 33-35=68 in today's opening round of The Honda Classic.

When your goal is to invest in golfers that play well in the wind, you're usually going to find some success in those from the U.K. To wit, Donaldson landed 15 greens in regulation at PGA National's Champion Course today and converted on four of those chances, all for birdie. His longest roll of the day measured 24 feet at the par-4 second. That sparked a run of three consecutive birdies. He picked off his last at the par-4 14th from 12-and-a-half feet. Donaldson signed his card sitting three strokes off the overnight lead. He was the last of 12 to finish the lid-lifter inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.
Feb 26 - 6:30 PM

Jamie Donaldson has withdrawn from this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The Welshman enjoyed a T19 at the Farmers where he shot even par or better in every round. Now 3-for-3 on the season, the first-time PGA TOUR member is tied for 119th in the FedExCup standings. His foray with a TOUR card could be much worse, so he's already suggesting that his game travels on U.S. soil. This wasn't the case for fellow Euros Nicolas Colsaerts, Thorbjörn Olesen and David Lynn, all of whom flamed out last season.
Feb 9 - 10:13 AM