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Luke Donald's Biography

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Luke Donald was born on 7 December 1977 in England.

Luke turned pro in 2001 and earned his 2002 US Card at Qualifying school. Luke is short off the tee and his game is based on his accuracy.

Luke Donald's victory in the 2006 Honda Classic was his second USPGA Tour victory in 113 starts. He had previously won the 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

Luke picked up a cheque for $990,000 for his Honda Classic win.

Luke Donald, who resides in Chicago, is ambitious. After his Honda Classic win, which took him to a ranking of 10th in the world, he said:

"Do I think I can win majors? Absolutely - I think I have a great game for majors.

"I'm very steady and that's the main reason why I think if I keep playing the way I'm playing, there's no reason why I can't strive to be the best player in the world."

In May 2009 the BBC reported that Luke Donald believed the wrist injury that cut short his 2008 season has actually improved his golf.

In February 2011, Luke Donald won the WGC Match Play in Arizona.

In December 2011, he became the first man to top the US and European money lists in the same year.

In May 2012, Luke Donald won the BMW PGA Championship and once again the number one world ranking spot.

In June 2012, Luke Donald was appointed an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

In September 2022, the BBC reported: "Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald will select two 10-man teams made up of players from Great Britain and Ireland and continental Europe. The Hero Cup will take place in Abu Dhabi from 13-15 January, 2023."

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