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…)
Luke Donald would be reportedly playing at Irish Open 2015. He and US Open champ Martin Kaymer are two latest top names to fill the Irish Open roster that is about to start come May.
Apart from Kaymer, Luke would be joined by Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els & world # 1 Rory McIlroy in Royal County Down ground.
Rory’s charitable foundation would be hosting this event & the golf champ has coaxed some of the best golf stars to fight for the trophy. The Irish Open is dated to start on 28th of May and would conclude on 31st of the month. The notable participants of the event are Lee Westwood from America and Patrick Reed from America.
Besides, the field would include the major winners such as Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell & Padraig Harrington. This year will mark the twenty fourth Irish Open for Clarke who has triumphed at a Major & a couple of WGC titles across his spectacular honor-laden career. However, Irish Open seems to have evaded him & he is all charged to change the statistic.
The Irish Open prize fund this year will feature a 25% increase in comparison to what it was last year. (more…)
When some of the best players of Europe are in Abu Dhabi, Luke Donald is going to be present in Honolulu on Thursday.
For Donald, this year means a year where he visits his roots to make himself stronger. Even though he could actually take part in some European Tours and he was seen playing better at the PGA tour of the West Coast Swing, he is determined to start in Honolulu. By doing this, he hopes to be back on track for the Sony Open.
Till August of 2012, Luke was still the world no. 1 but then it was Rory Mcllory who took over the spot and Tiger Woods reclaimed his position. After winning the majors back to back, Mcllory again came to the top whereas Donald began diminishing. (more…)
Paul McGinley’s decision to not involve Luke Donald in the Ryder Cup was taken due to the form he is maintaining and also due to Paul’s instinct. This is what Ian Woosnam believes. Paul picked Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter but left Luke Donald out even after seeing the great records that he holds in the competitions.
Gallacher was a top choice for the selection mainly in his native country of Scotland and Poulter has always been in books of Europe since the last three contests played. Westwood holds a position that is 9 Ryder Cup cap before the position that Donald holds as he has won every four times that he has appeared in the tour.
Woosnam came under the bad books of Thomas Bjorn when he chose to name Westwood and Darren Clark for the position of Captain’s pick in 2006 K Club. Bjorn burst out on Woosnam as he called his omission pathetic but he later offered Woosnam an apology for his reaction. Woosnam on the contrary has said that it is a really sad thing that they had to leave Luke Donald out but keeping in mind the very few holes that he has putted the whole year, this idea is what seemed apt for the team.
During his own years he had only 3 people in his mind and that are Thomas Bjorn, Clarke and Westwood and he had picked Clarke already. This decision was terribly hard on him as he was persuaded by the fact that Westwood would perform better with Clark as Darren was going through a bad time as he lost his wife to cancer. When Lee partnered with Darren in two matches, Darren won all the points and that gives people a clear idea of who is going to play well when under pressure.