Luke Donald has seen his PGA Tour playoff hopes end at the Northern Trust while others like Bubba Watson progress.
Donald ended the week outside the top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings after the opening play-off event.
Jimmy Walker finished in the 111st position while Donald was six spots ahead. It was not enough for both pro golfers to progress to the Deutsche Bank Championship. The former world number 1 Donald bogeyed his five two holes to finish on five over while Walker finished with a missed cut. Donald carded a one-over 71in his last round and tied 49th.
Watson on the other hand qualified for the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston as he delivered his best performance on the PGA Tour in months. He began outside the top 100 but he shared the 10th spot at Glen Oaks Club. He was 113th but found himself on the 72nd spot after his brilliant display. He would need to continue strongly to progress in the campaign. (more…)
Luke Donald looked at the leader board while he was waiting to putt out on the 18th green.
He saw the cutline: 2 over. He was 2 over. He started the week with position outside the top-100 players, he putt far from the distance of 7 feet and this showed that his season was on the line.
And to him, it also meant the closure of the frustrating stretch of golf. Donald made his way to the THE NORTHERN TRUST after missing eight cuts consecutively on the PGA TOUR. He reached at the RBC Heritage in mid-April. And on a shot-maker’s course he finished solo second as it suited for his game.
After then, out of his last 16 rounds only three have been in red numbers. And the lowest of him was 64, which he shot in the round of four-ball with his partner Jamie Lovemark of New Orleans during the team event at the Zurich Classic. That week, by two shots they missed the cut. (more…)
For Graham DeLaet playing at Harbor Town Golf Links is more than just playing the golf here.
Actually, he loves playing here, but the sad part is he has rarely got the results that he envisages for until this week.
DeLaet followed up his best career 6-under 65 in the first round of the event with a 67 on Friday and shared the lead with Luke Donald at the RBC Heritage.
On the course, Donald too shot 67 to reach 10-under 132, which was two in front of Webb Simpson and Ian Poulter.
Speaking about his performance Donald said,”This is not like this is the first time; I have been in this position in this event. I have been in the same position before as well. Now I know and I have to move out of this position by being more aggressive and make some birdies. Playing for pars at this position won’t work here.” (more…)
Luke Donald and Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston are seeking to the Austasta, and presence of these two players will field filled with a dozen Englishmen.
For the final qualifying place Johnston and Donald are hunting, but even if both players miss out the head count of 11 Englishmen in the field. They will be among the 94-strong line-up and will give a healthy start to the Major season.
In this season of the event Danny Willett is the one who is expected to give tough competition to all the players. From England, he will be the defending champion. Willett said, “The English players have started to play well in the last 12 months. You have got the likes of Rosie, Paul Casey and Westy. All the players who have been around and done it for many years, and after that you get the younger players coming through. (more…)
It is said that quitters never win and winners never quit, this is the story of Luke Donald who admitted he almost quit the game of golf after series of losing years but he was encouraged to move ahead after series of advice.
Today he is ranked among the top 80 in the same game he almost quit some years ago.
One thing is to pronounce the word and another thing is to work with it. Luke Donald worked harder by training more and dedicating his time for the game. Today he can say he is getting his game back due to series of wins he has encountered during the course of the year.
The English golfer who is about 75kg in weight has being ranked high recently, credited to the series of wins he was involved in. Having seven professional wins in the sport has being one of the reasons he was ranked among the best worldwide and 154th at the Race to Dubai tour. (more…)
Luke Donald hosted a British master event this year and witnessed attendance of 1, 10,000 and this has revived the hope in Duke that an event like this will bring back the charm of golf in England once again.
The euphoria of golf in England has decreased tremendously these days. Even the organizers are not showing interest in holding event in place.
There are just two tours scheduled in place for the entire year. However, after watching the turnout of audience at a British master event, Luke Donald is hopeful that this type of events will regenerate people’s interest in the game.
Donald said “It is nice that this event is in Rota, events like this will only ring back golf charm in England. This is a successful event and it is not like this has happened only this year. Last year too, the tournament was big one has witnessed same number of crowed.” (more…)