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Jamie Donaldson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/19/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 174

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Jamie Donaldson was first out on the course today and cruised to a 4-under-par 33-33=66 during the opening round of this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.
The Welshman opened his 2015 St. Jude Classic debut with rounds of 73-77, leading to an early trunk slam. This time around, he got his putter working right from the onset, rolling in a 9'9" birdie splash to set the tone of the round. On the day, he rolled in eight putts from outside six feet, including a 39'9" birdie bomb at the par-4 17th. His lone blemish came in the form of a water ball on the par-4 15th, which is almost unavoidable at TPC Southwind as the course featured the most water balls in 2015 (416) and most since 2003 (4,671). Donaldson walked off the course gaining 4.52 strokes with the putter today, which is not sustainable, but gives him a nice head start on the field. Jun 9 - 12:39 PM

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Jamie Donaldson turns his focus to TPC Southwind and his second edition of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The Welshman missed the cut by nine last year after rounds of 73-77. He arrives off a T10 in Ireland and a missed cut at the BMW PGA in his last start two weeks ago. Prior to that, the 40-year-old posted a missed cut at the Wells Fargo and a T48 at the 54-hole Zurich Classic, the former his first MC of the TOUR season in eight starts. His season best in stroke play is T19 at the Houston Open, adding a T21 at the Masters. Donaldson checks-in at No. 65 in OWGR and will make his fourth U.S. Open start next week after being inside the Top 60 in OWGR as of May 23rd.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 8 - 2:50 PM

Jamie Donaldson will make his fourth start at Augusta National GC during the 2016 Masters.

The Welshman missed the cut on his debut in 2013, was a creditable T14 in 2014 and then a final round 5-under-par 67, his first sub-70 round on the course, boosted him to T33 last year. He ended 2015 with a victory in the Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian Tour, an event notable for the large number of worldwide stars who get an invite, but his start to 2016 was disrupted when he cut his hand gardening. Two missed cuts followed on his return, but he has since gone 4-for-4, although he is yet to crack the top 15 this season. He has ranked top 5 for Putts per Round at both Doral and Innisbrook in recent weeks.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 4 - 4:27 PM

The second round of the Shell Houston Open was suspended for darkness at 7:37 p.m. CT.

Once play was delayed this morning, this was a foregone conclusion. Lightning in the area forced a 90-minute stoppage before round two resumed at 11:00 a.m. Twenty-seven golfers couldn't complete their round tonight. They are scheduled to return to the Golf Club of Houston at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. Jamie Donaldson had the round of the day going and is 5-under-par through 15 holes and 8-under total, up 29 places on the live leaderboard to T3. His first shot tomorrow will be from the fringe 46 feet from the hole at the par-3 16th.
Apr 1 - 9:12 PM

Jamie Donaldson heads to Texas for this week's WGC-Dell Match Play and will go head-to-head with top seed Jordan Spieth, American youngster Justin Thomas and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson in Group 1.

Despite being known as the man who secured the winning point for Europe in the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Donaldson's record in this format is disappointing. He's won just four of his 14 matches across the various match-play events and is 1-4 in this tournament. That sole victory was a 2&1 success over Sergio Garcia at Harding Park last year. At least the Welshman heads to Austin Country Club on the back of some steady form in Florida where he posted T26 in the Honda Classic and T35 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Mar 23 - 4:51 AM

Jamie Donaldson makes his delayed 2016 debut on the European Tour at Omega Dubai Desert Classic after recovering from his gardening accident.

The Welshman is 7-for-11 at Emirates GC, but in all those trips he is yet to crack the top ten. He led after round one in 2006 (after a 64), was T3 after 18 holes in 2003, and more recently was T6 at halfway 12 months ago, but still the big check finish eludes him. The winner of the Asian Tour’s Thailand Golf Championship at end of 2015 he started 2016 by slashing his hand in a chainsaw accident. He returned to action, again on the Asian Tour at the Singapore Open last week, with rounds of 72-77 to miss the cut. This is his seasonal debut in Europe.
Feb 3 - 4:56 AM

Jamie Donaldson will be sidelined from golf activities following a chainsaw encounter that nearly took off his left pinkie finger.

Donaldson alerted his Twitter followers by saying "So folks in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost! Oops!! C u in Dubai." His mention of a return is at Dubai, presumably at Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the beginning of February. Donaldson appears to be positive about his recovery, but it's best to take the wait-and-see approach following his return to tournament golf. We will keep you updated should the timetable for return change in any way.
Source: Twitter.com
Jan 18 - 8:34 AM

Jamie Donaldson buried nine birdies en route to a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in his final round of the Thailand Golf Championship and posted 21-under 267, good for a three-stroke victory over Lee Westwood and 54-hole leader Clement Sordet.

Donaldson stated the theme right at the top with a birdie-birdie-birdie beginning on Sunday at Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi. He collected two more birdies before closing his outward nine with a bogey-5. The Welshman squared another bogey on the par-4 16th coming home, but it wouldn't matter. Sordet of France managed but a 2-under 70 today with three bogeys putting a dent in five birdies, and Westwood closed with bogey-free 67, but Donaldson finished what he started. He raced out to a three-shot margin with a first-round 63 and maintained a two-stroke lead at the midpoint before Sordet zoomed by with a 63 in the third round. Donaldson carded a 71 on Saturday but leaves town with his first hardware anywhere since the Czech Masters in August of 2014. Included in today's spoils are exemptions into the 2016 Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The 40-year-old also positions himself to qualify for the Masters via the final Official World Golf Ranking of 2015.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:51:00 AM

Jamie Donaldson has played in all six editions of the DP World Tour Championship and returns to the Earth course in Dubai this week to contest the European Tour's final event of the season.

Donaldson has made the top 12 in each of the last three years, with a best of T8 in 2013. He also has happy memories of the United Arab Emirates after winning the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship there two years ago. Donaldson's latest form is hit-and-miss with 13-60-11-68 over his last four events. The Welshman is 46th on the Race to Dubai but that represents a serious drop after he made the top five in both 2013 and 2014.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 04:52:00 AM

With a 7-under-par 33-32=65 at Kingsbarns, Jamie Donaldson moved to within a shot of the lead after round two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

The Welshman's lap, which featured eight birdies against a single bogey, lifted him 27 spots on the leaderboard and into a tie for third on 10-under 134. He'll aim to catch and pass joint leaders Jimmy Mullen and Anthony Wall when he heads to St. Andrews to play his third round on Saturday. Donaldson's birdie set included 4s at all the par 5s while his only blemish came on the par-3 8th.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Jamie Donaldson painted a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-34=68 in his second round at the Porsche European Open and came to rest three shots behind Charl Schwartzel's clubhouse lead.

Donaldson birdied three of the four par 5s on the Beckenbauer course at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach and posted pars the rest of the way to reach 7-under 135 at the midpoint having opened with a 67 in round one. He split 9 (of 13) fairways today and hit 16 greens in regulation but struggled to take his chances and needed 32 putts. "I’m pretty happy. I played pretty solid the first two days," said the Welshman, who missed the cut at the KLM Open on his return from a back injury two weeks ago. "Yesterday I played really well and today was pretty good but I couldn’t make many putts. I wasn’t quite hitting my iron shots close enough to the flag though. But overall I’m pretty happy."
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 08:49:00 AM

Jamie Donaldson will hope to get in the mix again when he contests this week's Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

The Welshman's season has rather stuttered in recent months. Since a T24 in the European Masters in Switzerland in July, he's finished T50 in a limited field at the no-cut WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, withdrawn from the PGA Championship after an opening 79 and missed the cut at the KLM Open two weeks ago. He did, though, shoot a second-round 67 in the Netherlands so the signs look good for a return to form. Donaldson is 55th in the Race To Dubai so will want to protect his position in the top 60 who qualify for the season finale in November and, encouragingly, he was T5 at the BMW International Open in his last start on German soil.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Jamie Donaldson signed for a 3-over-par 36-37=73 following his opening round of the KLM Open.

Back inside the ropes since a back injury forced him to walk off Whistling Straits during the second round of the PGA Championship, the Welshman flashed the rust at Kennemer Golf & Country Club in The Netherlands today. He hit 13 greens in regulation but required 33 putts. He corralled only two birdies and squared three bogeys and a double before finishing the day at T133 in the 156-man field and 12 strokes in arrears of the overnight co-leaders. Donaldson entered the week ranked 50th in the Race to Dubai standings.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 08:40:00 PM

Jamie Donaldson is included in the published field of next week's KLM Open on the European Tour.

Donaldson has been sidelined with a sore back since withdrawing during the second round of the PGA Championship on Aug. 15. He couldn't defend his title at last week's Czech Masters as a result. The Welshman has drifted to 49th in the Race to Dubai standings during his time away. He's 3-for-3 at Kennemer Golf & Country Club, but his last appearance was in 2009 (T5). (He finished T21 in the KLM Open in 2012, but was at Hilversumsche GC.)
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 12:38:00 AM

Defending champion Jamie Donaldson has withdrawn from this week's Czech Masters.

The 39-year-old has been bothered by a back injury. It forced him to withdraw during his last start at the PGA Championship. He isn't scheduled to peg it in the near future on the European Tour. That can change at any time, of course, but at 49th in the Race to Dubai standings, the Ryder Cup hero isn't on the radar to threaten last year's finish of fourth in the R2D. If there's a bright side, he'll be fully exempt on the PGA TOUR in 2015-16 for finishing inside the top 125 on the money list and might be returning as a bargain in salary games.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:47:00 PM