Luke Campbell Donald MBE (born 7 December 1977) is the current World Number One professional golfer according to the Official World Golf Ranking.
Hailing from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Donald had an exceptional year in 2011 winning several tournaments and awards and creating many world firsts. These include:
– Becoming the first golfer to win both the PGA Tour money list and European Race to Dubai in the same year
– Being the first Englishman to win the coveted PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year titles
– The first Englishman to lift the PGA Tour’s Vardon Trophy
For these achievements, and many others, Donald was awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour; he was also awarded an MBE for services to golf.
Donald returns to Castle Stewart to start the defence of The Scottish Open today.
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