LUKE DONALD

  • Luke Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage April 20, 2014

    Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday. Donald, who has a dazzling record of consistency at the post-Masters event, birdied the par-three 17th...
  • Birdie blitz carries Luke Donald into Dubai contention November 15, 2013

    Dubai: Former world number one Luke Donald recorded six successive birdies in a second round 66 at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on Friday to bolster his chances of claiming a first win of the year on the European circuit. After bogeying the first hole, the Englishman went on a...
  • Experience could be the key at Muirfield, says Donald July 17, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Former world number one Luke Donald has predicted a great British Open championship this week on a rockhard Muirfield layout that will favour the more experienced performers. The 35yearold Englishman, still craving his first major victory, is taking inspiration from the breakthrough wins by Adam Scott at the US...
  • Phil Mickelson in control at US Open after Luke Donald fades June 14, 2013

    Pennsylvania: Luke Donald bogeyed two of the last three holes in tough scoring conditions to hand Phil Mickelson a oneshot lead when the weatherdelayed first round of the US Open was completed on Friday. Englishman Donald had been a stroke in front with five holes remaining when play was suspended in...
  • ExNo.1 Luke Donald focuses on winning US Open June 11, 2013

    Ardmore: Luke Donald enters the US Open more focused on a different No. 1 than reclaiming his old ranking. Like winning major No.1. Donald heads into his 10th US Open, starting on Thursday at Merion Golf Club. He's had big wins over an 11year pro career. He's even been No. 1...
  • Italian Molinari grabs lead as Donald and McIlroy falter May 25, 2013

    Virginia Water: Francesco Molinari flourished while five of his European Ryder Cup team mates fell flat on their faces as the Italian grabbed the lead after the PGA Championship second round on Friday. Luke Donald, the 2011 and 2012 winner, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell and Paul Lawrie all...
  • Woods leads strong field for next week's Memorial May 25, 2013

    Next week's Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio will feature one of the season's strongest fields with the world's top six players all taking part in the PGA Tour event hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Topranked Tiger Woods will be back to defend the title he claimed by two...
  • Woods to tee off with Donald and Piercy at Masters April 10, 2013

    Augusta: Hot favourite and fourtimes champion Tiger Woods has been grouped with Britain's Luke Donald and American Scott Piercy for the first two rounds of this week's Masters. Woods, who has won three events in just five starts on the 2013 PGA Tour, is scheduled to tee off at 10:45...
  • Kiradech leads in Malaysia, Donald misses first European cut March 23, 2013

    Bighitting Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat took a twoshot lead at the halfway stage of the Malaysian Open on Saturday as world number three Luke Donald missed his first cut on the European Tour. Kiradech returned to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to card a fourunderpar 68 in the second...
  • Luke Donald off to a struggling start in Kuala Lumpur March 21, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Luke Donald's Malaysian Open debut got off to a feeble start on Thursday with the world number three, the biggest name in the $2.75 million European Tour event, carding an opening round two-over-par 74. The Briton arrived from the US on Tuesday morning following his tied fourth-place finish in...
  • Donald stunned by Piercy in WGC-Accenture Match Play February 23, 2013

    Marana, Arizona: Former champion Luke Donald was the biggest name to fall in the second round of the snow-delayed WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship after being pummelled 7&6 by American Scott Piercy on Friday. The British world number three was totally outplayed by Piercy, who was effectively seven-under par on his ball...
  • Bad weather gives Donald a Match Play boost February 20, 2013

    Marana, Arizona: Possible snow showers forecast for Wednesday's first round of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship could be a good omen for Luke Donald, who says he would embrace such conditions in Arizona's high desert. Two years ago, Donald won the elite World Golf Championships (WGC) event with a 3&2 victory...
  • Donald targets repeat of 2011 success February 14, 2013

    California: A refreshed Luke Donald aims to prosper from a delayed start to his 2013 PGA Tour campaign, just as he did two years ago when he went on to complete the most successful season of his career. The Briton won four times worldwide in 2011 and became the first...
  • Donald to play in Malaysian Open January 8, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.2 Luke Donald has confirmed his participation for the 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open golf that will be held here March 2124. The Maybank Malaysian Open 2013 is regarded as the most prestigious golf event in the country and a leading national open in the region. The event has...
  • Celtic Tiger and emerging China shine in 2012 December 19, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rory McIlroy's dominance on both sides of the Atlantic and the clearest hint yet at the exciting potential in China were the biggest storylines in what may prove to be a truly transformational golfing year in 2012. The coronation of McIlroy as the game's leading player was confirmed...
  • McIlroy repels Rose's record charge to win in Dubai November 25, 2012

    Dubai: World number one Rory McIlroy picked up USD 2.33 million worth of desert treasure after repelling a recordbreaking charge from Ryder Cup team mate Justin Rose to win the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday. Rose almost spiked the guns of the Northern Irishman, who shared the overnight lead...
  • Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald line up classic duel in desert November 24, 2012

    Dubai: World number one Rory McIlroy and secondranked Luke Donald gave the organisers and fans what they wanted when the pair set up a classic duel in the desert after the DP World Tour Championship third round on Saturday. The two Britons shot matching sixunderpar 66s to sprint three strokes clear...
  • Expect a major win a year from McIlroy, says Poulter November 21, 2012

    Dubai: Rory McIlroy is now so good he should be aiming to win at least one major championship every year, according to Europe's Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter. The Northern Irishman, 23, already has two majors to his name and cemented his status as world number one this season by...
  • McIlroy emulates Donald with dual money list win November 11, 2012

    Singapore: Rory McIlroy followed in the footsteps of Ryder Cup teammate Luke Donald when he became the second player to win the money list titles in both Europe and the United States on Sunday. World number one McIlroy finished third at the Singapore Open to amass a lead of more...
  • Jeev shoots 71, placed 63rd at WGC golf August 5, 2012

    Akron, Ohio: Jeev Milkha Singh carded a 71, his best this week, to be place tied 63rd after 54 holes at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational golf. The Indian ace is now eightover through three rounds at the tough Firestone course, which has been firm, fast and bouncy. Jeev had rounds of...
  • Donald takes on Lytham with new caddie July 20, 2012

    Lytham St Annes: Luke Donald is playing his second round at the British Open on Friday with a new caddie after giving regular bagman John McLaren the day off to attend the birth of his first child. The world number one is accompanied by Gareth Lord who normally works with Swede...
  • Donald back at No. 1 after retaining PGA title May 27, 2012

    Virginia Water, England: Briton Luke Donald went to the top of the world rankings for the fourth time in 12 months after strolling to a seemingly effortless fourstroke victory in the PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. The 34yearold Englishman took over from Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy at the summit after...
  • Donald to face Tiger in PGA final August 20, 2006

    Illinois (USA): Tiger Woods and Luke Donald tied for the lead at 14 under par after a birdie barrage at rainsoftened Medinah in the PGA Championship on Saturday. World No 1 Woods, seeking his second successive major after winning the British Open, fired a sevenunderpar 65, and Donald posted a bogeyfree...