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Jamie Donaldson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 10/19/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 174
College: England

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Jamie Donaldson returns to The Open Championship for his second look at Royal Liverpool.
Donaldson missed the cut at Royal Liverpool in 2006, but is 2-for-2 at The Open since. He enters the week ranked 31st in the Official World Golf Rankings, in large part due to 11 top 10s since the beginning of 2013. Donaldson has finished 32nd place or better in four of his last seven major championship starts. Another strong finish this week would only be a surprise to the casual golf fan. Jul 16 - 10:43 AM

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Jamie Donaldson has risen to 29th in the Official World Golf Rankings and makes his second U.S. Open start this week.

Donaldson tied for 32nd in his U.S. Open debut at Merion last year. He gained Special Temporary Membership in the PGA TOUR this season due in large part to his T2 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Since then, he's made three of four cuts in the United States, including a T14 at the Masters to go with a T30 at the BMW PGA Championship over in England. It wouldn't come as a surprise if he figured out a way to contend in his first look at Pinehurst No. 2.
Jun 11 - 9:53 AM

Jamie Donaldson makes his TPC Sawgrass debut at this week's THE PLAYERS.

Donaldson is playing with Special Temporary Membership, allowing him unrestricted sponsor invitations. Considering this will be his seventh consecutive start on U.S. soil, it's now easy to see that his strategy is to take advantage of that to the fullest. It's important to note that first-timers at TPC Sawgrass tend to struggle, so just making the cut will be a decent return this week.
May 7 - 7:52 AM

Jamie Donaldson signed for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Masters to join Stewart Cink in the early clubhouse lead at 1-over 289.

Donaldson circled five birdies to just three bogeys in his final lap around Augusta National Golf Club. His showing this week was a substantial improvement over his missed cut as a Masters rookie last season. Should he earn an invite back in 2015, his growing experience and momentum should make him worthy of consideration in deeper formats.
Apr 13 - 4:26 PM

Jamie Donaldson carded a 2-under-par 33-37=70 in his second round of the Masters to reach the halfway point in 1-under 143, six strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Donaldson served notice with a trio of brilliant approaches at Nos. 8, 9 and 16, all leading to kick-in birdies. He totaled four on the day to offset two bogeys on the way in. It's a wonderful second effort after missing the cut in his debut last year. While 38 years of age, the Welshman is playing like a man in his prime. He's already accepted Special Temporary Membership on the PGA TOUR and is on the fast track to qualify for the European Ryder Cup team.
Apr 11 - 7:04 PM

Jamie Donaldson answered his opening 67 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the second round to post 6-under 138 at the halfway point, one stroke off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

Donaldson hit 14 greens and buried three birdies, the longest 12'10" at the par-4 ninth hole, his last of the round. He also squared two bogeys, both as a result of failing to get up and down at the par-4 15th and first holes.
Mar 21 - 2:24 PM

Jamie Donaldson turned in a 5-under-par 35-32=67 for his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

He's on some kind of roll right now. Donaldson took last week off following a career-best T2 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He wasn't inactive, however, as he signed up for Special Temporary Membership in the interim. He proved again today why he belongs, splitting 11 (of 14) fairways and hitting 15 greens in regulation in his first competitive loop at Bay Hill. The Welsman squared bogeys at 2 and 5 but stuffed birdies in between including a gem from 27'11" at the par-4 third. Donaldson then played out the string in bogey-free 5-under with five birdies, all from inside seven feet. He sits five strokes off the overnight lead.
Mar 20 - 6:50 PM

Jamie Donaldson has accepted Special Temporary Membership [STM] on the PGA TOUR.

The Welshman qualified with a T2 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and joins fellow European Victor Dubuisson at those with STM this season. Donaldson is now allowed unlimited sponsor exemptions, unlimited starts and a spot in the Beyond 150 Reshuffle (with Past Champions and Veteran Members).
Mar 12 - 1:55 PM

With his share of second place at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Jamie Donaldson secured eligibility for Special Temporary Membership [STM].

Donaldson bogeyed the 72nd hole before eventual champion Patrick Reed did the same two pairings later, albeit by design. The Welshman, who lost by one with co-runner-up Bubba Watson, earned 258 non-member FedExCup points. That raised his season total to 378, which is exactly 100 more than the threshold to qualify for STM. If he elects to accept, just as Victor Dubuisson did prior to the annual stop at Trump National Doral, Donaldson will be granted unlimited sponsor exemptions, unlimited starts and a spot in the Beyond 150 Reshuffle. He's made four starts and will get into all four majors, THE PLAYERS and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, meaning he won't benefit much unless he wants to play more than the restricted 12 times plus THE PLAYERS. He's a member of the European Tour, so he's essentially facing the same decision as the Frenchman. With his non-member FedExCup points or via non-member earnings ($976,347), Donaldson is a virtual lock to qualify for a PGA TOUR card in 2014-15.
Mar 10 - 2:12 AM

Jamie Donaldson spun a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to join Bubba Watson in the clubhouse lead at 3-under 285.

The Welshman circled four birdies and squared two bogeys on his final navigation of Trump National Doral. After alternating a birdie for a bogey on the outward nine, he was bogey-free 3-under standing on the 18th tee. After finding the fairway on the difficult par 4, he splashed his second shot into a greenside bunker. Faced with a tough shot, his third released to 13 feet. He was unable to save the par. Trailing Patrick Reed by two at the time of his posting, Donaldson needs some help if he is to earn a spot in a playoff.
Mar 9 - 6:39 PM

Jamie Donaldson crafted a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and his 1-under 215 is only one off the clubhouse lead.

Donaldson's four birdies outpaced his three bogeys at Trump National Doral. His highlight came at the difficult par-3 fourth hole, snaking in a 45'9" putt for an unlikely birdie the hardest hole on the course. A member of the European Tour, he would have the option to immediately join the PGA TOUR with a victory on Sunday.
Mar 8 - 5:23 PM

Jamie Donaldson, ahem, tore up Trump National Doral for a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in his second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

The scoring average for the second round landed at exactly 76, so the man from Wales has to be feeling pretty good tonight. No one else in the field of 68 matched or bettered his aggregate today. He hit 13 greens and suffered just one bogey, that a 5 at the third hole. Donaldson rolled in three birdies, including conversions from 22'1" and 40'7" at the 11th and 15th holes, respectively, before adding a par save from 10'5" at 16. He's even-par 144 at the midpoint, one stroke off the lead.
Mar 7 - 8:04 PM

Jamie Donaldson chased his opening 65 at The Honda Classic with a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round to post 6-under 134, good for very early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Once again, Donaldson landed only 11 greens in regulation today, but just as he fared on Thursday, he managed the leaking to the tune of two bogeys. He circled three birdies today, including a conventional conversion from 12'11" at the par-4 fourth holes and a zero-putt four-yarder at 12.
Feb 28 - 11:38 AM

Jamie Donaldson opened The Honda Classic with a 5-under-par 32-33=65 to snare a piece of the clubhouse lead.

The Welshman went out in the second threesome off the 10th tee in today's afternoon wave. He split 11 (of 14) fairways but hit only 11 greens in regulation. However, limiting the damage to two bogeys allowed an eagle from 13'1" at the par-5 18th hole and five birdies to shine. His longest conventional birdie measured 18 feet at the ninth hole, his last of the round, but he also holed out from the rough for birdie seven yards out at the 12th. Donaldson is a two-time winner on the European Tour but today's score is his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR on which the Honda is his 19th career start.
Feb 27 - 4:58 PM

Jamie Donaldson returns to the World golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for the second time.

He is the seventh seed in the Bobby Jones bracket, taking on Billy Horschel in the first round. Donaldson has yet to crack a top 10 in three attempts in 2014, after a runner-up finish at the Nedbank Challenge in his last 2013 start.
Feb 18 - 9:14 PM