Luke Donald Factfile

11/12/2011 13:24:06
Luke Donald - 2011 Race to Dubai Champion  (Getty Images)
Luke Donald - 2011 Race to Dubai Champion (Getty Images)

LUKE DONALD

LUKE DONALD’S 2011 EUROPEAN TOUR SEASON

(After the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World)

Events Played  13

Wins   3
WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship, BMW PGA Championship, Barclays Scottish Open

Runner-up  2
Volvo World Match Play Championship, WGC – Bridgestone Invitational

Other Top Ten Finishes 5
3rd – Dubai World Championship presented by DP World, 4T – Masters Tournament, 6T – WGC – Cadillac Championship, 8T – US PGA Championship, 9T – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Money Won  €5,323,400 (including Bonus Pool)

Avg Per Event  €324,325 (excluding Bonus Pool)

Stroke Avg  69.12  

Total To Par  -90

Total Rounds  41

Total Rounds at   37
Par or Better 

Total Rounds Under Par 27

Rounds in 60s  22

Milestones:
*Becomes European Tour Number One for the first time.

*Becomes the first player to be Number One on The European Tour and the US PGA Tour in the same season.

*Becomes just the second player after Greg Norman to finish Number in Europe and America.

*Becomes the fifth Englishman to win the Harry Vardon Trophy since The European Tour’s first season in 1972. He follows: Peter Oostherhuis (1972, 73, 74), Sir Nick Faldo (1983, 92), Lee Westwood (2000, 09) and Justin Rose (2007).

*Became World Number One when he won the BMW PGA Championship in May and been there for 30 consecutive weeks by the final ranking of 2011.

PERSONAL PROFILE

FULL NAME Luke Campbell Donald

COUNTRY England

BORN 7.12.77; Hemel Hempstead, England

RESIDENCE High Wycombe, England; Chicago, Illinois, USA

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 5ft 9in 11st 6lb (175cm 73kgs)

FAMILY  Wife: Diane (m. 2007); Children: Elle (2010), Sophia (2011)

INTERESTS Art

TURNED PRO 2001



EUROPEAN TOUR CAREER RECORD
(As at the end of the 2011 season)

EVENTS PLAYED 104

IN MONEY 101

TOP TEN FINISHES 45

OFFICIAL CAREER €13,378,836
EARNINGS

EUROPEAN TOUR INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE VICTORIES: Total  6
2004 Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg, Omega European Masters
2010 Madrid Masters
2011 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship, BMW PGA Championship,
 Barclays Scottish Open


US PGA TOUR VICTORIES : Total 3
2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic
2006 Honda Classic
2011 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic

OTHER TOURNAMENT VICTORIES: Total 2
2005 Target World Challenge presented by Carlsberg (USA)
2007 Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola (with Sally Little) (RSA)

AMATEUR RECORD

1999 NCAA Championship (USA), Big Ten Individual Championship (USA),
 Fred Haskins Award (USA), Jack Nicklaus Award (USA),
 Golfstat Cup (USA)
2000 Big Ten Individual Championship (USA)


TEAMS  AND  AWARDS

TEAMS (PRO)
Ryder Cup 2004 (winners), 06 (winners), 10 (winners)
World Cup 2004 (winners with Paul Casey), 05, 06

TEAMS (AM)
Walker Cup 1999 (winners), 01 (winners)
Eisenhower Trophy 1998 (winners), 2000
St Andrews Trophy 1998, 2000 (winners)
Palmer Cup 1999
Jacques Léglise Trophy 1995 (winners)
First Team All-America 1999-01
Boys, Youths, Seniors 1995-01

AWARDS
2004 Johnnie Walker Young Player of the Year
2009 Tooting Bec Cup
2011 Harry Vardon Trophy, PGA of America Player of the Year
 
 
OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKING
2011 Became the third Englishman to be crowned World Number One, following
 Sir Nick Faldo and Lee Westwood. Took over at the top after beating
 Westwood to win the BMW PGA Championship. By the end of 2011
 he will have occupied the top spot for 30 consecutive weeks.





LUKE DONALD EUROPEAN TOUR TIMELINE

• 1999 – Played in his first European Tour event at The Open Championship as an amateur.
• 2001 – Turned professional
• 2002 – Made his European Tour debut as a professional at the US Open Championship, tying for 18th place.
• 2003 – Joined The European Tour as an Affiliate Member and finished 115th in The Order of Merit to become a Full Member for 2004, winning €165,079.
• 2004 – Claimed his first European Tour title at the Scandinavian Masters, in his 12th European Tour event. Won his second four tournaments later at the Omega European Masters. Finished the season in 20th place. Won €1,037,279 from his 11 appearances.
• 2005 – Recorded nine top ten finishes to take 12th place in the Order of Merit, with €1,397,385.
• 2006 – Broke into the top ten of the Order of Merit for the first time, taking seventh, earning €1,658,060.From his 13th starts was second twice  and produced six other top ten finishes.
• 2007 – Finished 38th in the Order of Merit.
• 2008 – Only played seven events in 2008 due to injury.
• 2009 – Saw him finish 55th in The Race to Dubai.
• 2010 – Won his third European Tour title and the first for six years at the Madrid Masters. Amassed €1,678,072 in The Race to Dubai, his highest figure in terms of earnings, taking 15th spot.
• 2011 – In his 104th European Tour start and aged 34 years and four days became European Tour Number One. Was helped by victories in the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship, BMW PGA Championship and Barclays Scottish Open. Was runner-up twice, at the Volvo World Match Play Championship and WGC – Bridgestone Invitational. From his 13 appearances was only out of the top ten on three occasions. Won a record €5,323,400. By the end of 2011 will have spent 30 consecutive weeks as Number One in the Official World Golf Ranking.