Sadly Luke Donald will not be able to take part in the U.S. Open, as he has failed to progress through the qualifying event.
Former number one player is now ranked 75 and is presently 39 years old, was unable to make his way into the top 14. In the qualifying round, there was the field of 120-strong players, out of which 14 was to be selected for the tournament. The qualifying match took place at the Brookside and Lakes courses which is located in Columbus.
After the two rounds, the score of Donald was five under, he was three shots short of to reach the cut mark, and this means that he will sit out the second major of the year, to be played in Wisconsin at Erin Hills.
Golfer who made their way to the championship is Scot Martin Laird he carded a pair of 67s to finish on 10, on the other hand former champion of the major Stewart Cink and Keegan Bradley also made their way to the championship. Continue reading “Luke Donald Will Not Be Seen In U.S. Open”
LUKE DONALD came out as a generous host of the tournament the British Masters, waving virtually the entire field.
His image is decorating the billboards of the event and the name of the player is adorning the hospitality pavilion. So, this event is like a temple to the world No1 (Former).
Donald played some shots in the tournament, but he failed to hit the ball well. He is scores were not enough to make him stand in the event for a few more rounds.
Reacting on his performance, Donald said, “The entire week was the busy one, and I can’t blame that for my bad performance in the matches.” Donald.
“I drove the ball pretty well in the game; my short game was beyond rusty by my iron play was good. It is almost four weeks I have not played competitive golf, maybe this is the reason that didn’t deal with it effectively. Of course the course is nice and very friendly for players like me.”
“It is really a shameful to me, but tomorrow I will try go low.” Continue reading “Luke Donald Struggles In British Masters”
Just last month, the Ba Na Hills Golf club received the prestigious World’s Best New Golf Course award during the World Golf Awards Ceremony held on November 12 at the Conrad Algarve Hotel in Portugal.
The Ba Na Hills Golf Club was designed by the famous golf player Luke Donald. It was invested by Sun Group and is managed by IMG.
Speaking at the event, the vice president of IMG Golf Course Services, Paul Burley who is responsible for the global management of IMG’s Golf Course Design had said that the firm was honored to have won the award. His words,
“IMG is honored that a course we designed with Luke Donald, and fully manage has won this prestigious award,”
“It brings to life the vision we duly shared with the club’s owner, Sun Group, to create one of the best golf courses and golf experiences in the world,” he said. Continue reading “WORLD’S BEST NEW GOLF COURSE TITLE GIVEN TO BA NA HILLS GOLF CLUB”
The British golfer Luke Donald wants to make it to the European Ryder Cup team desperately. He is looking forward to join the European team that will be captained by Darren Clarke.
The Ryder Cup is slated to take place in September. His last appearance at the Ryder Cup was way back in 2012.
Donald has had the opportunity to be part of the winning Ryder Cup team and wants to add another Ryder Cup title to his accolades. He is looking to string together very good performances in all the golfing events leading up to the Ryder Cup so that he becomes a clear favorite for the European team. He pretty well knows that the going is a bit tough and is determined to play his A game in order to earn an entry into the team.
The 38 year old English golfer has not been part of a Ryder Cup team since 2012. It was then that he made his fourth appearance in a Ryder Cup event. He has said openly that his goal is to be in the lovely Ryder Cup team and winning the tournaments before the big cup would put him in great stead to join the team.
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While WGC-Dell Match Play puts up the best a stern test only 2 weeks before the Masters, Puerto Rico Open concentrates more on giving hope.
The event that had long been played opposite WGC Cadillac Championship, now sees this against the 2nd WGC upshot of the year. And when its participants might not have a lot of household names, this year Puerto Rico boasts a duo of former Ryder Cup mates in Luke Donald and Ian Poulter
, each looking for answers.
In 2010, Ian won the match-play event, and this notes the very first time he is missing the event since the year 2003. The Brit was 1st alternate and had stayed at home in Orlando in the expectations of someone drawing back from 64 man field, but he headed for Isle of Enchantment when it was very clear that would not take place.
On Wednesday, Ian told that obviously the decision to come here was an easy one. The obvious choice for him at this point of time is to keep playing golf. Weeks off does not do him any good. Looking at his numbers, he has just been hitting a couple of poor shots per round, but those poor shots have been very damaging.
Continue reading “Poulter, Donald look for momentum in Puerto Rico”
Former world number one English professional golfer Luke Donald confirmed that he will play in next month’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open along with US Open champion Martin Kaymer at Royal County Down. The richest Irish tour now includes 5 current or former players who have been world number one like current Number One Rory McIlroy, Els, Kaymer Donald, Ernie, and Lee Westwood and 8 Major Champions McIlroy, Kaymer, Els, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, José Maria Olazábal and Paul Lawrie. McIlroy’s charity and The Rory Foundation are hosting the Irish Open to support and promote the event in his native Down. The tournament will take place from May 38-31. The Dubai Duty Free is the title sponsor of the tour and the prize fund will increase by 25% to €2.5 million with the 2015 champion taking home €416,660. Last year Mikko Ilonen won the title and took home €333,330.
The championship director Antonia Beggs has said that Rory wishes to reel in more big names in the tournament. 20,000 spectators per day will be able to attend, whereas during the Sunday’s final round they are already close to a sell-out. 22% of the tickets have been bought from outside Northern Ireland. Continue reading “Luke Donald To Play The Irish Open Along With Other Big Names”