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Three-way tie for European Tour lead at Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Romain Wattel had a bogey-free 5-under-par 67 Thursday in earning a share of the lead at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Jamie Donaldson moves to front at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Jamie Donaldson moves to front at Nedbank Golf Challenge

SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Jamie Donaldson used a fast start Friday to climb into the lead halfway through the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
Luke Donald in front at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Luke Donald in front at Nedbank Golf Challenge

SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Luke Donald was ahead by two strokes Thursday at the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa when play was stopped because of lightning.
Jason Day close to cracking golf ranking Top 10

Jason Day close to cracking golf ranking Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Jason Day edges up next to the world golf rankings Top 10 with a win at the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf.
Stenson wins DP World Tour Championship going away

Stenson wins DP World Tour Championship going away

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Henrik Stenson added the European Tour's Race to Dubai title to his FedEx Cup championship Sunday by winning the DP World Tour Championship by six strokes.
Walker, Lynn climb in men's golf rankings after wins

Walker, Lynn climb in men's golf rankings after wins

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker won his first PGA title and David Lynn got his first European Tour championship in nine years, results that boost both in the world golf rankings.
PGA Championship has Dufner back in golf's Top 10

PGA Championship has Dufner back in golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner jumps back into the Top 10 in the men's world golf rankings Monday following his victory at the 95th PGA Championship.
Woods stretches lead for No. 1 in world golf ranking

Woods stretches lead for No. 1 in world golf ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has solidified his lead atop the world men's golf rankings heading into the final major tournament on the 2013 PGA calendar.

Tigers Woods maintains big lead at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods maintained his torrid pace at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Saturday, posting a 2-under-par 68 for a third-round lead of seven shots.

Woods shoots 61 to dominate Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods made a run at PGA Tour history Friday before equaling his career low round with a 61 that put him in control at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Simpson leads by one at WGC event

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Webb Simpson fired a 6-under 64 early in the round Thursday and it stood up for the lead on the opening day of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Rose now No. 4 in men's golf rankings, passes Scott

Rose now No. 4 in men's golf rankings, passes Scott

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 29 (UPI) -- Justin Rose edges past Adam Scott for the No. 4 spot in the men's world golf rankings following Monday's update of the standings.

Mahan leads after two rounds at Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 26 (UPI) -- Hunter Mahan, who has twice come up short this year in his bid for a first major title, took a two-shot lead Friday midway through the Canadian Open.
Mickelson goes to No. 2 in world golf rankings

Mickelson goes to No. 2 in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 22 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson's win at the British Open boosts him to No. 2 behind Tiger Woods in the men's world golf rankings.

Jimenez grabs 36-hole British Open lead

GULLANE, Scotland, July 19 (UPI) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez has a one-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the 142nd British Open on a day when even par was a very good score.
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Britain's Luke Donald plays an approach shot during his practice round at the 135th Open Championship in Liverpool on July 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Luke Campbell Donald (born 7 December 1977) is an English professional golfer who is the current World Number One. He plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but, is also a member of the European Tour. In 2006 he reached the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career. In January 2007, he was briefly the highest ranked European golfer. In May 2011 Donald became number one in the World Rankings after winning the BMW PGA Championship. He has spent over 100 weeks in the top-10.

Although his father is from Stranraer in southwest Scotland, Luke Donald was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. He has described himself as "half Scottish". Luke Donald and his brother Christian played junior golf at Hazlemere and Beaconsfield Golf Clubs. Christian caddied for Luke. Luke was the club champion of Beaconsfield twice, winning the championship first at the age of 15. He attended the Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley (www.rsskl.org) and later the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe.

Coming from England, he joined College Prospects of America, a service also employed by golfer Martin Laird, which created a résumé for him and sent it to all the major colleges and universities in the United States. Several coaches responded, including Wally Goodwin at Stanford University. Goodwin recruited Donald to join his golf squad, but Donald was not admitted to the university.

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