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Horschel, Rumford wins move them up in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 29 (UPI) -- Billy Horschel won his first PGA title and Brett Rumford claimed a European Tour win for the first time in five years and both jump in the world golf rankings.
McDowell returns to men's golf Top 10

McDowell returns to men's golf Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 22 (UPI) -- Graeme McDowell's playoff victory at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina allowed him to return to the Top 10 in the men's world golf rankings.

Graeme McDowell edges Webb Simpson in RBC Heritage playoff

HILTON HEAD, S.C., April 21 (UPI) -- Graeme McDowell blew a late lead but rebounded with a one-hole playoff win over Webb Simpson Sunday at the windswept RBC Heritage.

Rookie shares lead on PGA Tour

HILTON HEAD, S.C., April 19 (UPI) -- Steve LeBrun, a rookie on the PGA Tour at age 35, grabbed a share of the lead Friday in the second round of the RBC Heritage.
Scott wins Masters, jumps in rankings

Scott wins Masters, jumps in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 15 (UPI) -- Adam Scott picked up his first major tournament title in a playoff at the Masters, which boosted him to No. 3 in the men's world golf rankings.
Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Golf's first major event of the year begins Thursday with the center of attention being a player who has gone five years without winning a premier event.
Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Tiger Woods will be paired with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy in the first two rounds of the 2013 Masters, opening Thursday in Augusta.
Woods keeps No. 1, Laird jumps 61 places

Woods keeps No. 1, Laird jumps 61 places

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 8 (UPI) -- Martin Laird's victory at the Texas Open moved him up 61 places to No. 56 in the men's world golf rankings.

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Marcel Siem wins but is just short of Masters invitation

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 1 (UPI) -- Marcel Siem picked up a European Tour title and jumped in the men's world golf rankings but ended up just short of an invitation to the Masters.

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Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings

Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 26 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has officially returned to the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings.

Aphibarnrat leads golf's Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 23 (UPI) -- Kiradech Aphibarnrat has a one-stroke lead at the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open, which was reduced to 54 holes due to inclement weather.

McIlroy, Woods still 1-2 in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 18 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods lead the men's world golf rankings, which had no changes in the Top 10 this week.

Streelman takes Tampa for first PGA win

PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Streelman won the Tampa Bay Championship Sunday, firing a 4-under-par 67 to pull away and wrap up his first PGA Tour win by two strokes over Boo Weekley.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Luke Donald."
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