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Luke Donald

Luke Donald

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Hempstead, England
  • Residence: Chicago, Ill.
  • College: Northwestern
  • Birthdate: December 7, 1977
  • Age: 26
  • Turned Professional: 2001
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Player Notes

Turned professional in August 2001 after leading the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup Team to a convincing 15-9 victory in 2001. . . Also competed in the 1999 matches, going 7-1 in match play over the two competitions. . . Won the 1999 NCAA individual title. Two-time Big Ten Individual Champion (1999 and 2000). Won the 1999 Fred Haskins Award for top collegiate golfer. Won 1999 Jack Nicklaus Award as collegiate men's golf's player of the Year, which earned him a spot in the field at the 2000 Memorial Tournament, where he finished tied for 51st. . .Broke Tiger Woods' Golfstat Cup record for lowest scoring average (70.45) in 1999. Three-time (1999, 2000, 2001) first-team All-American. . . Brother, Christian, serves as his caddie.

Career Victories

European Tour
1 - 2004 Scandinavian Masters

PGA Tour
1 - 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic

Career Summary

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; rounds played - 20 ; in money - 3; top-10 finishes - 0; best finish T-18th at the Bell Canadian Open; money $80,747 (ranked 228th-unofficial). Finished T23rd at the 2001 PGA Tour qualifying tournament to get his card for 2002.

2002 Notes
First career top-10 with his win at the Southern Farm Bureau, his previous best was T13th in the 2002 Sony Open in Hawaii.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 104 ; in money -23; top-10 finishes - 1; money $1,088,205 (ranked 58th); Winner at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.64 / (40th); driving distance - 274.6 / (156th); driving accuracy -72.0% / (36th); GIR - 69.0% / (25th); putting - 1.785 / (138th); birdie average - 3.62 per rd / (98th) / total birdies - 376; sand saves - 48.1% / (122nd); all-around rank - 771 / (96th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 88; in money - 17; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $705,121 Rank (90th); Best finish: T-7th at the Buick Invitational

2003 Stats
Scoring - 71.00 / (85th); Driving Distance - 275.3 / (174th); Driving Accuracy - 70.0% / (40th); GIR - 65.5% / (94th); Putting - 1.752 / (37th); Birdie Average - 3.64 per rd / (85th) / Total Birdies - 320; Sand Saves - 52.0% / (66th); All-Around Rank - 708 / (78th)

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