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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 is ranked 37th in the Official World Golf Ranking after earning a share of 26th place at last week's DP World Tour Championship.
The Englishman has been on the slow and steady decline since his fall from number one in August of 2012. He finished T41 in his only Fall Series appearance, at the no-cut WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai. Donald's putter remains his key asset, but he ranked just 83rd in strokes gained: tee-to-green last season. If the old adage of class is permanent holds true, look for Donald to rise back up the ranks before long. Dec 2 - 8:26 PM

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Luke Donald took home a piece of third place at the 2010 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and makes his way back this week for another crack at Sheshan International.

The Englishman signed for a T31 in his return to Sheshan International last year, but that 2010 podium finish is what gives us confidence his ability to navigate the course. Donald will be making his first start since the Deutsche Bank Championship, so a little rust would not be too surprising. After missing out on the 2014 Ryder Cup squad, Donald could have a new sense of urgency to climb back to the top. Keep a keen eye on him early in the season and strike if the iron gets hot.
Nov 4 - 8:31 AM

Luke Donald stumbles into TPC Boston for his eighth appearance at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The Englishman is struggling to find his form ahead of this week's event. After opening the season with six top 35s in his first seven stroke-play events, he's gone eight straight PGA TOUR events without another. Donald enters the week ranked 80th in the FedExCup standings, and will need a big week to move onto the BMW Championship and also to impress Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley. Class is permanent and motivation is high, making Donald an interesting off-the-radar pick for gamers this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 26 - 8:58 AM

Luke Donald tied for 35th in The Open Championship at Hoylake in 2006 and is back in the field this week.

Donald is a native of England, but his history in this championship is a bit spotty. He missed his first five cuts in this event, and has missed two of his last three. He had a nice run from 2005-2010, where he made each of his five cuts. While there has been some famine for the Brit, the feasts have arrive in the form of two top-five finishes as well. All of this paints an unpredictable picture for this week.
Source: TheOpen.com
Jul 15 - 9:51 PM

Luke Donald tied for 57th at Pinehurst No. 2 in the 2005 U.S. Open and returns this week.

Donald's U.S. Open history includes seven paydays in 10 tries, with his lone top 10 a T8 last year at Merion. Digging deeper, the majority of his success has come on some of the smaller layouts. The 7,562 yard Pinehurst No. 2 could prove a little too much for Donald to handle. He missed the cut at Oakmont and Bethpage Black in 2007 and 2009, while withdrawing after a third-round 77 at Torrey Pines in 2008 in some of the longer U.S. Open venues on file.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 10 - 9:24 AM

Luke Donald will have a crack at Muirfield Village in his 10th start at this week's Memorial Tournament.

Donald is no stranger to success at Muirfield Village, boasting a 9-for-10 record with four top-15 finishes. Last week, the Englishman fell two strokes shy of forcing a playoff with Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship. This is a case of good form uniting with strong course history, making Donald a great option for gamers in all formats.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 27 - 11:19 AM

Overnight leader Luke Donald carded a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to post 10-under 274, one stroke higher than champion Matt Kuchar.

Donald's problems came off the tee today as he split just eight (of 14) fairways, and errant tee shots led to penalties on both the sixth and 10th holes. His consolation is a runner-up goes in the books as his fifth top-three finish at Harbour Town in the last six years.
Apr 20 - 6:06 PM

Luke Donald blitzed Harbour Town Golf Links for a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in the third round of the RBC Heritage and enjoys a two-stroke lead over John Huh with 18 holes to play.

Donald got things started early with a 23'2" eagle on the par-5 second, but alternated two birdies with three bogeys on the rest of his front nine. He was blemish-free on the back, gathering four more birdies on his way to the clubhouse. In addition to the eagle, he had three other birdie conversions from between 14 and 20 feet. His irons were on point, landing 14 GIR for the second consecutive round, and he is tied for second with 72.2 percent for the week. The Englishman has experienced no shortage of success in his recent visits to Hilton Head Island. He's cracked the top three in four of his last five attempts to slip on the tartan jacket, but has yet to emerge with a win.
Apr 19 - 7:16 PM

Luke Donald is 3-under-par 70-69=139 at the midpoint of the RBC Heritage, just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Here he goes again. It doesn't matter how he's playing upon arrival at Harbour Town, he almost always contends. Since 2009, he has a P2, a T2 and two T3s. Today he went 3-for-4 in scrambling and buried three birdies, including runs of 14'2" and 16'5" at Nos. 15 and 17, respectively.
Apr 18 - 2:02 PM

Luke Donald will have another crack at Harbour Town Golf Links during this week's RBC Heritage.

Donald fits the mold of a course horse at Harbour Town. The Englishman has entered the final round inside the top 15 on four separate occasions. The result has been four finishes inside the top 3, but zero victories. Coming into the week ranked 3rd in scrambling, you have to like his chances yet again.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 15 - 1:28 PM

Luke Donald is set to make his 10th straight Masters appearance this week at Augusta National.

Donald is swinging it well this year with four top 25s in five stroke-play events. The Englishman has three career top-10 finishes at Augusta National in nine attempts. Considering his current form, a fourth top-10 finish wouldn't be too surprising.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 8 - 11:39 AM

Luke Donald carded a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to join Will MacKenzie at 4-under 280.

True to a course history that has now yielded four consecutive top-six finishes, Donald figured out a way to sneak his name towards the top of the leaderboard in his final lap around the Copperhead Course. He was bogey-free, with two birdies, through his first 10 holes and had the look of an eventual winner. He suffered a couple of messy and uncharacteristic three-putt bogeys on the par-5 11th and par-3 13th holes before bouncing back with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 14th. The bogeys were costly, as he finishes his tournament a shot off the clubhouse lead of his playing partner, Scott Langley.
Mar 16 - 5:29 PM

Luke Donald fired a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Valspar Championship to post 3-under 210 through 54 holes.

Donald calmly circled four birdies and tapped in 14 pars on his afternoon at the Copperhead Course, with three of them coming on par 5s. Two of his birdies were from exactly 10'6" and were the longest birdies of his round. Gamers were relying heavily on the Englishman this week. He has finished no worse than a T6, including a win, in his last three trips to this venue.
Mar 15 - 2:38 PM

Luke Donald returned to Trump National Doral at 8:45 a.m. ET today to post a 2-under-par 34-36=70 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Favorable weather conditions are expected to remain in place for the remainder of the event. Donald took a cue from his namesake (sort of) that owns the property and enjoyed some success. He split just six (of 14) fairways, but found 14 greens in regulation. After opening with a birdie-5 at 10, the Englishman poured in a beauty from 56'8" for birdie at the par-4 17th. A par save from 27'5" at the par-4 18th ensued, necessary after he found water off the tee. He added a birdie from 15'2" at the par-4 second before playing 3-4 double-bogey-bogey. Donald had the last word, however, holing out from 14 yards in front of the green for eagle at the par-5 eighth. He signed his card sitting one stroke off the early clubhouse lead.
Mar 7 - 9:18 AM

Luke Donald managed a 2-over-par 36-36=72 in the final round of The Honda Classic and it was good enough for a top-10 finish at 5-under 275.

Donald squared three bogeys, with his only birdie falling at the easy par-5 third hole. His nine GIR in the finale were his lowest total of the week, but he wasn't the only player to struggle. This was just his third start of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season, and easily his best. The previous two didn't crack the top 30.
Mar 2 - 5:32 PM