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Kaymer is golf's new No. 1; Woods now 5th

Kaymer is golf's new No. 1; Woods now 5th

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- World Golf Championships match play finalists made marks in the men's golf rankings with Martin Kaymer moving to No. 1 and Luke Donald in at No. 3.

Kaymer advances, grabs world top spot

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Martin Kaymer won his semifinal match at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Saturday and gained the world No. 1 spot in the process.
McIlroy, Donald inch up in golf rankings

McIlroy, Donald inch up in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald made one-spot improvements Monday in the world men's golf rankings.

Woods keeps four-shot lead

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods shot a steady 4-under-par 68 Saturday that kept him four shots in front with one round to play at the Chevron World Challenge.
Furyk, Donald, Els all up in golf rankings

Furyk, Donald, Els all up in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk's victory at the Tour Championship improved his world men's golf ranking one spot to fifth and Luke Donald and Ernie Els also made Top 10 moves.

Furyk wins Tour Championship, FedEx Cup

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk's even-par 70 Sunday was good enough to give him the Tour Championship and the $10 million 2010 FedEx Cup.
Furyk's par good for 1-shot Tour lead

Furyk's par good for 1-shot Tour lead

ATLANTA, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk moved ahead of second round co-leader Luke Donald and Retief Goosen by one shot Saturday after three rounds of the Tour Championship.

Furyk, Donald share Tour Championship lead

ATLANTA, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk fired a 5-under 65 Friday, the best round of the Tour Championship so far, forging a tie with Luke Donald after two rounds.

Casey in position for $10 million win

ATLANTA, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Paul Casey took a big step toward the richest prize in golf Thursday by grabbing a share of the lead after one round of the Tour Championship.
Luke Donald returns to golf's Top 10

Luke Donald returns to golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Luke Donald's strong showing at the Deutsche Bank Championship returned him to the Top 10 in the latest men's world golf rankings.
Donald moves up in golf's Top 10

Donald moves up in golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 26 (UPI) -- Sweden made a splash in professional golf during the weekend while England's Luke Donald made the only positive move in the men's world Top 10 rankings.

Donald's eagle keys Madrid Masters win

MADRID, May 30 (UPI) -- Luke Donald's eagle on the 16th hole Sunday paced the Briton to a 5-under-par 67 round and a 1-stroke win at the Madrid Masters tournament.
Davies forges tie with Donald at Madrid

Davies forges tie with Donald at Madrid

MADRID, May 29 (UPI) -- Rhys Davies regained a share of the Madrid Masters lead Saturday with a pair of late birdies to forge a tie with Luke Donald after three rounds.
Donald in front at Madrid Masters

Donald in front at Madrid Masters

MADRID, May 28 (UPI) -- Luke Donald, despite a pair of bogeys near the end of Friday's round, owns a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour Madrid Masters.
Donald, two others lead golf's Madrid Open

Donald, two others lead golf's Madrid Open

MADRID, May 27 (UPI) -- Luke Donald had a pair of eagles Thursday and is tied with two other golfers for the lead after one round of the European Tour's Madrid Masters.
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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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