World Number One Luke Donald has been awarded an MBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours for services to golf, while PGA Chairman and Ryder Cup Policy Board Member Philip Weaver has been awarded an OBE.
Donald has had 48 weeks at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings since first reaching the pinnacle of his sport in May last year when he won The European Tour’s Flagship event – the BMW PGA Championship, a title he successfully defended last month.
The 34 year old Englishman also achieved an unprecedented double when he topped the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic by winning the Race to Dubai and the US PGA Tour Money List last year.
"I am truly honoured to be awarded an MBE by Her Majesty - particularly in her Jubilee year," Donald said during the US Open Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
"Both 2011 and 2012 have been very significant years for me, both personally and professionally, and I am touched that my accomplishments have been recognised in this way."
Earlier this week he joked that he was unsure The Queen would be watching coverage of him this week, "but if she is hopefully I'm one of her favourites".
He has been a member of three winning Ryder Cup teams, enjoyed World Cup success with Paul Casey in 2004 and as an amateur helped Britain and Ireland to two Walker Cup victories over the United States.
Over the last two seasons, the talented painter - he graduated in art theory and practice from Northwestern University in Chicago - has won six titles.
His historic money list double and rise to the summit of world golf was recognised by his peers last month when he was awarded the Players’ Player of the Year Award after polling 95% of the votes from his fellow European Tour professionals. He collected the award, along with the Golfer of the Year Award and the Harry Vardon Trophy, awarded to Europe’s Number One golfer, at the Players’ Awards Dinner on the eve of the BMW PGA Championship.
Philip Weaver has been Chairman of the Professional Golfers Association since 1989, Joint Chairman of the Ryder Cup Committee between 1989 and 2005 and continues to shape the success of The Ryder Cup as a Member of the Ryder Cup Stakeholder and Policy Board; a post he was elected to in 2005 and still holds. He has been head professional at Coventry Golf Club since 1967.
"Naturally I am very flattered to be honoured and very humbled," said Weaver.
"I am not sure why I got it particularly, I am sure there are more people deserving in golf but I am absolutely delighted and thrilled.
"The club president has already phoned me up first thing to congratulate me while I've already had an email from former PGA captain Beverly Lewis who had read about it.
"I was notified about five or six weeks ago but have been sworn to secrecy so have not been able to tell anyone."
His career in golf began with an assistant PGA professional's role at Beau Desert Golf Club before moving to Great Barr as assistant to Joe Sutton. His long association with Coventry began in 1966 when he became senior assistant to head pro Norman Roffe who he succeeded in 1979.
In his role as head PGA pro he has played a pivotal role at Coventry where he is also course manager and has led the way in making the club one of the most environmentally conscious and friendly in the country.
He was also a very talented player, enjoying four years on The European Tour in the mid-70s, and represented Great Britain & Ireland in two PGA Cups including the victorious side of 1983 at Muirfield.