Poulter bests Donald for match play title

CASARES, Spain, May 22 (UPI) -- Ian Poulter's 6-foot par putt on the 17th hole Sunday handed him a 2 & 1 victory over Luke Donald at the Volvo World Match Play Championship.
Westwood ousted from Volvo Match Play

Westwood ousted from Volvo Match Play

CASARES, Spain, May 21 (UPI) -- Ian Poulter birdied the 17th hole Saturday and bumped top-ranked Lee Westwood from the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain.

Westwood advances in Volvo match play

CASARES, Spain, May 20 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood defeated Aaron Baddeley and Luke Donald fought off Ross Fisher Friday to reach the knockout phase of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

Westwood, Donald win in match play

CASARES, Spain, May 19 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood and Luke Donald, ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, both recorded easy wins Thursday at the Volvo Match Play Championship.
Luke Donald moves to No. 2 in rankings

Luke Donald moves to No. 2 in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 16 (UPI) -- Luke Donald's strong finish at The Players Championship allowed him to take over the No. 2 spot in the men's world golf rankings.

David Toms takes lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 13 (UPI) -- David Toms, in his mid-40s and winless for the past five years, took the lead Friday at the midway point of the Players Championship.

Bubba Watson shares Zurich Classic lead

AVONDALE, La., April 28 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson made a 32-foot eagle putt at the 11th hole Thursday en route to a 6-under 66 that left him tied for the lead after one round of the Zurich Classic.
Westwood back to golf's No. 1 ranking

Westwood back to golf's No. 1 ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 25 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood, a winner Sunday at the Asian Tour's Indonesian Masters, reclaimed the No. 1 spot Monday in the men's world golf rankings.

Snedeker costs Donald No. 1 ranking

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 24 (UPI) -- Brandt Snedeker bested Luke Donald on their third playoff hole Sunday to win The Heritage tournament, costing Donald a world No. 1 ranking.

Donald, vying for No. 1, keeps S.C. lead

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 23 (UPI) -- Luke Donald fired a 1-under 70 Saturday, maintaining his position atop the leaderboard at The Heritage after 54 holes in South Carolina.

Donald nears No. 1 ranking at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 22 (UPI) -- Luke Donald put himself in position to become the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world Friday by taking a one-shot lead midway through the Heritage Classic.

Schwartzel moves to 11th in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 11 (UPI) -- Charl Schwartzel's strong finish in winning the Masters has him on the verge of entering the Top 10 in the world men's golf rankings.

Luke Donald wins Masters preliminary

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 6 (UPI) -- Luke Donald won the pre-Masters par-3 contest Wednesday, which tradition says rules him out of the running for the real tournament.
Watney rises to No. 15 in world rankings

Watney rises to No. 15 in world rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 14 (UPI) -- Nick Watney vaulted 16 places in this week's world golf rankings, reaching No. 15 on the strength of his win Sunday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Mahan leads disrupted WGC event

DORAL, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- Hunter Mahan played the first 11 holes in 7-under par Thursday and had the lead when first-round play was halted by darkness at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
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Luke Donald
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)

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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