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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 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

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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

Jamie Donaldson makes the second start of his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season in this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

This represents Donaldson's first look at TPC Scottsdale, so course history is out the window. While his only start on the PGA TOUR this season went for a T24 in the WGC-HSBC Champions, he's stayed busy playing across the globe. His only start of calendar year 2015 went for a T9 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. It will be a nice learning experience for gamers to see how his game is translating to the United States in the early going.
Jan 27 - 8:30 PM

Jamie Donaldson parred every hole on the back nine but did enough to claim T9 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Donaldson, the 2013 winner of this event, closed with a 2-under 34-36=70 and will be frustrated he couldn't post better than his final tally of 13-under. Following a birdie at two, the Welshman suffered bogeys at three and four to put him over par for the round but par breakers at seven, eight and nine could have been the springboard for a back-nine charge. It didn't emerge as the putts wouldn't drop but another top 10 for Donaldson -- a seventh in his last 16 European Tour events -- is a decent way to start 2015.
Jan 18 - 10:16 AM

Jamie Donaldson is ready to return at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

The Welshman hasn't taken on live competition since withdrawing prior to his second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge due to a migraine. He's 24th in the Official World Golf Ranking and cracks the lid on the calendar year at a site where he lifted the falcon trophy in 2013. In addition to his obligation to the European Tour, Donaldson is a PGA TOUR member, so he'll be taking his talents to some new venues in the U.S. in 2015. He's already on the board with a T24 at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, so plan on at least another 14 starts to fulfill the membership minimum.
Jan 14 - 6:11 PM

Jamie Donaldson withdrew from the Nedbank Golf Challenge before today's second round due to a migraine.

Let's hope that this isn't an omen for the Welshman at the European Tour's season opener. He carded a 2-over-par 34-40=74 on Thursday and sat six strokes off the pace of the overnight quad-leaders before calling it quits this morning. Donaldson capped off a career year with a T12 at the DP World Tour Championship two weeks ago to place fourth in the Race to Dubai. He's fully exempt on the PGA TOUR for the first time and has already logged a T24 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions early on. Given the temporary nature of his ailment today, we'll leave him off our Injury Report.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Jamie Donaldson turned in a 4-under-par 33-35=68 for his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

The Welshman arrived at Sheshan International as a favorite given his form over the last two-and-a-half months. However, he didn't find a forward gear until today. Despite landing only 10 greens in regulation, Donaldson buried five birdies and squared only one bogey to post even-par 216 after 54 holes. He rose 31 spots on the leaderboard at last check and into position to pay off the plethora of investors whose hopes were high at the no-cut, limited field in Shanghai, China.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 02:16:00 AM

Jamie Donaldson will be a member of the PGA TOUR in 2014-15.

The man whose point clinched victory for Europe at the 40th Ryder Cup on Sunday accepted Special Temporary Membership on the PGA TOUR in March, but made only 12 starts anyway. He'd go on to total 568 non-member FedExCup points, which would have ranked 97th among members. As a result of finishing inside the top 125, he was eligible to accept fully exempt status for next season. To fulfill membership, Donaldson will need to make 15 starts, which shouldn't be a problem with four majors, four World Golf Championships and THE PLAYERS accounting for 60 percent of the requirement. If there's a downside, it's that he's never played the PGA TOUR full-time and he's just 12-and-a-half months away from turning 40.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 12:24:00 AM