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Luke Donald

  • Birthplace: Hempstead, England
  • Residence: Chicago, Ill. and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • Birthdate: December 7, 1977
  • Age: 29 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 2001
  • College: Northwestern
  • Eligibility Code: 6

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Player Notes

Turned professional in Aug. of 2001 after leading the GB&I Walker Cup Team to a 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 T51. . .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. Rejoined the European Tour in 2004 to make him eligible for Ryder Cup team which he made. Also played on the 2006 Ryder Cup team.

Career Victories

European Tour
2 - 2004 Scandinavian Masters, Omega European Masters

PGA Tour
2 - 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic, 2006 Honda Classic

Other
2004 WGC-World Cup with Paul Casey

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 average - 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; (ranked 90th); best finish - T-7th at the Buick Invitational

2003 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2004 Notes
Lost in a three-way playoff (along with Chris Riley) to John Daly at the Buick Invitational.

2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 68.58 (ranked 2nd); money - $1,037,279 or GBP 717,304 (ranked 20th); Winner, Scandinavian Masters, Omega European Masters.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 72; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,646,268; (ranked 35th); best finish - T-2nd at the Buick Invitational.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.11 / (15th); driving distance - 279.8 / (162nd); driving accuracy - 69.6% / (30th); GIR - 69.4% / (11th); putting - 1.791 / (133rd); birdie average - 3.49 per rd / (105th) / total birdies - 251; sand saves - 52.2% / (53rd); all-around; rank - 680 / (70th).

2005 Notes
12 Top-25 finishes.

2005 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.02 (ranked 6th); money - $1,397,385 or GBP 944,492 (ranked 12th); best finish, T3rd Masters and Volvo Masters.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; rounds played - 60; in money - 42; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $2,480,562; (ranked 17th); best finish - T-2nd at the Buick Invitational and The Players Championship

2005 Stats
scoring average - 69.33 / (4th); driving distance - 284.5 / (135th); driving accuracy - 64.3% / (75th); GIR - 68.4% / (22nd); putting - 1.774 / (83rd); birdie average - 3.42 per rd / (120th) / total birdies - 205; sand saves - 59.8% / (8th); all-around; rank - 532 / (21st).

2006 Notes
14 Top-25 finishes

2006 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.09 (ranked 3rd); money - $1,658,060 or GBP 1,110,742 (ranked 7th); best finish, T2nd Barclays Scottish Open and Volvo Masters

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; rounds played - 63; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 11; money - $3,177,408; (ranked 9th); best finish - Win at the Honda Classic

2006 Stats
scoring average - 69.17 / (4th); driving distance - 283.7 / (145th); driving accuracy - 66.8% / (52nd); GIR - 66.0% / (74th); putting - 1.752 / (22nd); birdie average - 3.73 per rd / (36th) / total birdies - 235; sand saves - 63.6% / (1st); all-around; rank - 411 / (12th).

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