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Luke Donald |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/7/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 160
College: Northwestern University

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Luke Donald crafted a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish up at 11-under 269, currently tied with Bo Van Pelt for the early clubhouse lead and four shots back of the leader on the course.
Donald, making his TPC River Highlands debut, began the day at 7-under (T25) and seven shots adrift. On his day, he squashed one bogey with three birdies and an eagle, with the lone bogey coming at the last. The Englishman, vying to snare one of the four Open Championship qualifying spots that are available at the Travelers, landed nine (of 14) fairways on his loop, but not on the 18th. He found the fairway bunker and ended up squaring bogey, missing a 10'1" par putt. Donald's par breakers included a 25'1" birdie roll on 12, and a 15'4" conversion for the eagle-3 at 13. The 37-year-old, currently T7 on the live leaderboard, has one top 10 (T7, Honda Classic) on 14 prior starts in 2015. Jun 28 - 4:55 PM

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Luke Donald couldn't get anything going again in the third round of the U.S. Open, carding a 3-over-par 35-38=73 to settle in at 7-over 217.

A birdie at the second hole was as good as it got for the Englishman, who played the rest of his round at Chambers Bay with 14 pars, two bogeys and a double bogey-6 at the 14th. It added to scores of 73 and 71 and, for now, has Donald in T47 and destined to finish in the pack. He split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation but needed 34 putts.
Jun 20 - 6:14 PM

Luke Donald carded a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in Friday's second round at the U.S. Open and will hope that's enough to make the weekend.

The top 60 and ties play the last 36 holes at Chambers Bay and, at 4-over 144, Donald is outside that mark although expect it to be okay in such difficult conditions. Nevertheless, it looks as if another major is set to pass the Englishman by as he's nine shots behind clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth. The 37-year-old could only find two birdies today and those gains at 1 and 14 were outweighed by bogeys at 5, 11 and 18. Donald split all 14 fairways but couldn't cash in on his accuracy off the tee and found only 12 greens in regulation.
Jun 19 - 7:20 PM

Luke Donald will be making a 12th appearance in the U.S. Open this week after coming through sectional qualifying.

The Englishman's neat and tidy game has always appeared a good fit for the year's second major but it hasn't played out like that. He's 7-for-11 but has only made one serious title bid, that ending in a T8 at Merion two years ago after he sat third at halfway. So far it's his only top 10 finish. The former world No. 1, who is still without a major, has had a modest 2015 although showed glimpses of better form when T18 in the Irish Open and T29 at the St. Jude Classic on his last two starts. He tees off from the 10th at 1.22pm PDT alongside Japan's Ryo Ishikawa and American J.B. Holmes.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 17 - 9:26 AM

Luke Donald achieved the expected and sectional qualified for the U.S. Open today at The Bears Club in Jupiter, Florida, where he is a member.

It's hard to believe that the former top-ranked golfer in the world is already outside the bubble for automatic qualifying, but the USGA did him a solid with this host site. He converted 10 birdies and squared four bogeys and a double en route to 4-under-par 72-68=140. Andy Pope also posted 140 with respective rounds of 73 and 67 to share top billing, as did Florida State University's Jack Maguire (70-70). The final of four berths went to England's Sam Horsfield, who outlasted amateur Cristobal Del Solar of Chile in a playoff. The only notables that failed to qualify from this site withdrew with only one round in the books. That group includes Chris DiMarco, Brett Wetterich, Jon Curran and Fabian Gomez.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 8 - 8:08 PM

Luke Donald returned a second straight 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the BMW PGA Championship to reach 4-under 140 at the midpoint.

That's six swings behind leader Francesco Molinari and slots him at T8 on the current leaderboard halfway through day two. The 2011 and 2012 winner of this event again played the front nine in 1-over after bogeys at 2 and 9 against a single birdie at 4. But he found his rhythm on he back with birdies at 10, 12, 14 and 17 and a lone bogey at 15. Donald managed to hit just 10 greens in regulation but was 6-for-8 in scrambling.
May 22 - 9:53 AM

Luke Donald is a two-time winner of the BMW PGA Championship and will have another crack this year.

The Englishman, who grew up near Wentworth, has an incredible record over the West Course. He won this title in 2011 to go top of the world rankings, defended it in 2012, finished runner-up in 2010 and bagged third spot in both 2008 and 2014. He's not been the force of old in the last couple of seasons but gamers should take comfort from the fact that his best recent performances have come at venues where he's shone before. Donald was T7 at March's Honda Classic (winner 2006, runner-up 2008) and T15 at The Heritage (five top threes) last month.
May 19 - 6:13 PM

Multiple reports over the last few months have indicated that Luke Donald will not compete in next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship so that he can attend his brother's wedding.

GolfChannel.com's Rex Hoggard may have been the first to report the news on Twitter on Jan. 20. The top 64 in the current Official World Golf Ranking secured a berth into the tournament. Donald is currently 50th and still has until this Friday to officially commit, but given the important occasion, it's unlikely that he'll appear in the published field. That would open the door for Miguel Angel Jiménez at 65th in the OWGR. Tim Clark (57th) is probably the greatest threat not to play due to injury, but he hasn't officially withdrawn yet. Francesco Molinari is 66th in the OWGR, but has already indicated that he's nursing a wrist injury until mid-May. Therefore, Mikko Ilonen (67th) would get the call to replace Clark or anyone other WD at TPC Harding Park next week.
Apr 20 - 6:54 PM

Luke Donald smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-32=66 in his third round of the RBC Heritage and posts 8-under 205, six shots adrift of the 54-hole leader Troy Merritt.

After an opening round of 2-over 73, the three-time RBC Heritage runner-ups' chances of contending again for a tartan jacket looked grim. However, after posting a second-consecutive 66, Donald has moved into the top 10 after 54 holes. The 37-year-old Englishman struggled to find the fairway throughout his round on Saturday finding only six (of 14). Seemingly impervious to his errant tee shots, Donald banged out 14 greens in regulation dropping five birdies from a range of 12 inches to a 21'3" gem on the par-5 15th for his final par breaker on the day. He was 4-for-4 in scrambles and his shot of the day came on the par-4 12th when he hit his approach from 178 yards to 19 inches for a kick-in birdie.
Apr 18 - 7:28 PM

Luke Donald's quest for a first major title continues with an 11th straight Masters appearance this week.

The Englishman had a dream debut at Augusta National when finishing tied third in 2005 but has never bettered that in any major since. Donald was also T10 in the 2007 Masters but has mostly struggled in recent years. His last seven appearances show three missed cuts and just a single top 20 although that was a T4 in 2011. After failing to cash in three straight West Coast events, the 37-year-old found form with a T7 in the Honda Classic but he's broken 72 just once in his last two tournaments despite making both cuts. A wet Augusta National would hurt Donald's chances this week given his lack of length off the tee.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 7 - 5:49 PM

Luke Donald has escaped brilliantly at the Valspar Championship, reaching the halfway point in 2-under-par 72-68=140 to sit just four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Donald has been vintage thus far. He's created only 18 scoring opportunities, but has circled 10 birdies to cover six bogeys and a double. In today's trot around Copperhead, he went 8-for-10 in scrambling for two bogeys, but rolled in a pair of par saves from just outside 10 feet at Nos. 16 and 5. Three of his birdies were hole-outs from off greens. He chipped in from the rough six yards away at the par-5 14th, jarred a bunker shot from 24 yards at the par-3 17th and converted an eight-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 18th, his ninth hole of the day. At last check, his strokes gained: tee-to-green in the second round measured 3.843. Despite the imprecision on approach and overall substandard form of late, his success at Copperhead is hardly surprising. Donald won this tournament in 2012 and hasn't finished worse than T6 in his last four trips.
Mar 13 - 2:17 PM

Luke Donald fulfilled the faithful and posted 3-under-par 277 at The Honda Classic to secure a top 10.

It's uncanny, even for a horse for a course. Donald arrived at PGA National having missed three consecutive cuts this year. His only payday was a T51 at the Sony Open. However, he hasn't finished worse than T10 at the Honda in his last three trips. In the finale, he found all 14 fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation. While a bogey at the par-3 17th hole where he fanned a three-footer for par stung, he preceded it with four birdies. That set featured conversions from 25'1" and 20'3" at Nos. 12 and 16, respectively. The Englishman will attempt to parlay this success into another strong performance at Trump National Doral later in the week. Donald placed T25 in the redesign's debut last year.
Mar 2 - 11:02 AM

Luke Donald arrived at the midpoint of The Honda Classic in 4-under-par 69-67=136 to assume outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

His ownership of the clubhouse lead won't last long, but it's certainly much more than on which he's been able to hang his hat in 2015. Donald entered the week having cashed in just one of four starts, and that was a T51 at the Sony Open. Thus far at PGA National, he's hit just 21 greens in regulation, but the short-game wizard has limited the negative to only three bogeys. Today, he hit 10 GIR and squared two bogeys, but rolled in five birdies. Three of those ranged 24-27 feet. He also poured in par saves from 13 feet and 10'10" at Nos. 6 and 9, respectively. Even though scoring has been challenging and Donald's form was uninspiring, PGA National has been his friend over the years. For his patient owners, it's been a superb reunion thus far.
Feb 27 - 4:14 PM

Luke Donald has finished inside the top six on three occasions at the Northern Trust Open, and is back in Pacific Palisades, California this week.

Donald is the classic case of current form versus past history. With a runner-up finish in 2010 not that far in the past and a T16 as recently as last year, there is a lot for course history buffs to like. The problem is his form. The Englishman has missed his last two cuts, and his best finish in four starts on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season was a T41 in the no-cut WGC-HSBC Champions.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 16 - 8:35 PM

Luke Donald finished third at last month's Nedbank Golf Challenge and now preps for this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

Donald has a familiar face by his side entering 2015, reuniting with former swing coach, Pat Goss. It was a disappointing 2013-14 season which landed the Englishman at 89th in the final FedExCup standings. Donald finished runner-up here in 2007 but hasn't played it since 2010. All arrows are pointing up for the former No. 1 golfer in the world.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 14 - 8:35 PM