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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 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. Dec 5 - 1:53 PM

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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.
Nov 8 - 2:16 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.
Oct 1 - 12:24 AM

With his 4-and-3 win over Keegan Bradley in singles, Jamie Donaldson goes in the books as the man that secured victory for Europe in the 40th Ryder Cup.

The defending champs needed 14 points to retain. With the match sitting 13½-9½ as Donaldson and Bradley played the drivable, par-4 14th, their pars moved the American to dormie, thus clinching the remaining half-point for Europe. However, no one seemed to be aware of it after Donaldson was conceded the 4. The visual evidence came in the wake of a brilliant approach at the par-4 15th. The Welshman stuck his second to virtual tap-in range. Bradley also birdied, but he needed an eagle to extend what was already a lame-duck match. Europe led 14½-9½ at the time of the impromptu celebration. The rookie went 3-1-0 at Gleneagles. Bradley finished a disappointing and surprising 1-2-0.
Sep 28 - 11:39 AM

Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood turned away Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar 2 up in the first foursomes match of the 40th Ryder Cup.

All four were playing for the first time today. Donaldson was making his debut in the biennial competition. The Americans picked off the first win of the walk around Gleneagles with a par at the par-4 third hole. Europe squared with a win via a birdie-2 at No. 6. The duo parred the par-4 seventh, but it was good enough to establish a lead it wouldn't relinquish. The hosts padded their advantage with a birdie at the par-4 11th. The U.S. cut the deficit to 1-down with a birdie-4 at 16, but failed to make noise on the final two holes, eventually conceding a birdie at the par-5 18th. The victory evened the overall score, 2½-2½.
Sep 26 - 12:13 PM

Jamie Donaldson readies for his Ryder Cup debut this week at Gleneagles.

Donaldson enters the week as one of three rookies on the European team. It's been a pleasant 12 months for the Welshman, as he's finished 8th place or better in 10 of his last 26 events, globally. That includes a recent win at the D+D REAL Czech Masters, as well as a runner-up finish at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Donaldson went 2-0-1 in his last team competition, the EurAsia Cup, but the stakes and competition will both be a bit higher this week.
Sep 22 - 8:28 AM

The European Ryder Cup team has its first nine members for the biennial competition on Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Automatic qualifying ended this weekend for the defending champions. The first four were plucked of the European Points List comprised of earnings. In order, they are: Rory McIlroy (third appearance); Henrik Stenson (third); Victor Dubuisson (rookie); Jamie Donaldson (rookie). The next five not already eligible were chosen in order off the World Points List comprised of Official World Golf Ranking points: Sergio Garcia (seventh appearance); Justin Rose (third); Martin Kaymer (third); Thomas Björn (third); Graeme McDowell (fourth). European captain Paul McGinley will announce his three captain's selections on Tuesday. Later in the day, American captain Tom Watson will round out the U.S. squad will three picks of his own.
Sep 2 - 2:47 AM

With a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his final round of the D+D REAL Czech Masters, Jamie Donaldson recorded a two-stroke victory over 54-hole leader Bradley Dredge.

The Welshmen battled all week. Donaldson held the outright lead after each of the first two rounds before slipping two back (with Denmark's Søren Kjeldsen) entering today's finale. They played together today at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague where Donaldson set the early tone, closing the gap with birdies on his first two pars. With another at the par-3 third and Dredge opening par-par-bogey, Donaldson was suddenly up by two. Dredge has nothing all day and settled for an even-par 37-35=72. "This is big – it’s been an amazing week," said the 38-year-old champ headed to his first Ryder Cup. "I didn’t get here until late; I needed to play well either this week or next week, or both, to guarantee my place in the Ryder Cup Team so there was a lot on the line and this week I played really well, so that’s great."
Aug 24 - 12:11 PM

Jamie Donaldson rolled the rock to a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the PGA Championship and set a new bar in the clubhouse at 8-under 205.

Donaldson was on fire with the flat stick, rolling in five of his seven birdies from outside of 14 feet, with two of them falling from over 35 feet. When that is coupled with landing 15 GIR, a formula for success at Valhalla Golf Course was established. He is playing with Special Temporary Membership on the PGA TOUR this season, meaning he is only eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs in two weeks with a win. That is now a real possibility, as the leaders on the course aren't running away with the tournament.
Aug 9 - 5:11 PM

Jamie Donaldson carded a 2-under-par 36-32=68 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Welshman found only five (of 14) fairways but hit 12 greens in regulation at Firestone today. All three of his birdies came on his inward side, the longest stretching just 10'10" at the par-4 third hole. Donaldson posted top 10s in the previous two stroke-play WGC this season, so he's not afraid of going toe-to-toe with the big boys on the world stage. He signed today's card sitting three strokes adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Jul 31 - 2:32 PM

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

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