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Luke DonaldFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLuke Donald

Donald during 2011The Heritage

Personal information

Full nameLuke Campbell Donald

Born7 December 1977(age33)Hemel Hempstead,Hertfordshire

Height5ft9in (1.75m)

Weight161lb (73kg; 11.5st)


ResidenceNorthfield, Illinois;High Wycombe,Buckinghamshire;Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

SpouseDiane Antonopoulos


CollegeNorthwestern University

Turned professional2001

Current tour(s)PGA Tour(joined 2001)European Tour(joined 2003)

Professional wins11

Number of wins by tour

PGA Tour4

European Tour6


Best results in Major Championships

Masters TournamentT3: 2005

U.S. OpenT12: 2006

The Open ChampionshipT5: 2009

PGA ChampionshipT3: 2006

Achievements and awards

Fred Haskins Award1999

PGA Tourleading money winner2011

Vardon Trophy2011

Byron Nelson Award2011

PGA Player of the Year2011

Luke Campbell Donald(born 7 December 1977) is anEnglishprofessional golferwho is the currentWorld Number One. He plays mainly on the U.S. basedPGA Tourbut is also a member of theEuropean Tour. In 2006 he reached the top ten in theOfficial World Golf Rankingsfor the first time in his career. In January 2007, he was briefly the highest ranked European golfer. In May 2011 Donald became number one in the World Rankings after winning theBMW PGA Championship. He has spent over 100 weeks in the top-10.[1]He won the 2011 PGA Tour money list title and currently also leads the European Tour money list.Contents[hide] 1Early life 2Early career 3Professional career 3.12011 WGC win 3.2Continued 2011 season form and World No.1 4Sponsorship 5Personal life 6Amateur wins (3) 7Professional wins (11) 7.1PGA Tour wins (4) 7.2European Tour wins (6) 7.3Other wins (2) 8Results in major championships 8.1Summary 9World Golf Championships 9.1Wins (1) 9.2Results timeline 10Career earnings by year 11Equipment 12Team appearances 13See also 14References 15External links

[edit]Early lifeAlthough his father is fromStranraerin southwestScotland,[2]Luke Donald was born inHemel Hempstead,Hertfordshire. He has described himself as "half Scottish".[3]Luke Donald and his brother Christian played junior golf at Hazlemere and Beaconsfield Golf Clubs. Christian caddied for Luke. Luke was the club champion of Beaconsfield twice, winning the championship first at the age of 15. He attended the Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley ( and later theRoyal Grammar School, High Wycombe.[citation needed][edit]Early careerComing from England, he joinedCollege Prospects of America, a service also employed by golferMartin Laird, which created a rsum for him and sent it to all the major colleges and universities in the United States. Several coaches responded, including Wally Goodwin atStanford University. Goodwin recruited Donald to join his golf squad, but Donald was not admitted to the university.[4]Donald subsequently took a golf scholarship atNorthwestern Universityin 1997, where he studied art theory and practice, and became a member of theSigma Chifraternity. His golf coach atNorthwestern Universitywas Pat Goss.[5]He won the individualNCAA Division I Men's Golf Championshipsmen's title in 1999, beating the scoring record formerly held byTiger Woods.[citation needed][edit]Professional careerDonald turned professional in 2001. The following year he won the rain-shortenedSouthern Farm Bureau Classic becoming only the 11th rookie in PGA Tour history to earn more than $1 million in his first season.[6]In 2004 he won theOmega European Mastersand theScandinavian Masterson the European Tour. In the same year he was a member of the victorious EuropeanRyder Cupteam and also won theWGC-World Cupfor England in partnership withPaul Casey. By early 2005 he was in the top twenty of theOfficial World Golf Rankingsand his win in the 2006Honda Classicmoved him into the top ten for the first time. Soon afterwards he moved up to ninth and in January 2007 he moved up to seventh in the world.Donald, along withTom Watson, was one of two players to play withJack Nicklausin the final two rounds of golf in his career, at the 2005Open ChampionshipatOld Course at St Andrews.[7]Donald won his singles match, 2&1 againstChad Campbellin the 36thRyder Cupto help ensure Europe win the trophy for a third successive time. Donald took part in three matches and won them all. He also won in the foursomes twice, withSergio Garca.Donald has amassed career earnings on the PGA Tour of over $17,000,000, as well as over 7,000,000 on the European Tour.[8]In May 2010, Donald won theMadrid Mastersby one shot for his first title in four years.[9]In October 2010, Donald was a member of the European team that won the2010 Ryder Cupwith a one point win over the USA.[10][edit]2011 WGC winDonald's biggest win to date came in February 2011 at theWGC-Accenture Match Play Championshipwhen he defeated the German and subsequent world number oneMartin Kaymer3&2 in the final. During the final, Donald built a three-up lead over the first five holes, however Kaymer pegged him back and won three of the next four holes meaning the match was all square entering the back nine. Donald was able to regain his lead with two successive wins at holes 11 and 12, then followed that up with a birdie on hole 15 to re-build his three-up lead with three holes to play. Both players then parred the par three 16th ensuring Donald's firstWorld Golf Championshiptitle and biggest victory of his career.[11]Donald had been in exceptional form all week and held an unprecedented record of having never trailed at any point during the week. He started the tournament off in fine fashion with thumping 6&5 win over AmericanCharley Hoffman. The second round was much more competitive and his toughest test all week when he faced fellowRyder Cupteam mateEdoardo Molinari. It was a tight match that went down to the 17th, when Donald would win the hole with a birdie to seal a 2&1 victory. His third round opponent was another Italian, this time the young 17 year oldMatteo Manassero, however Donald effectively won this by the time the pair reached the 10th hole with a five-up lead. The Italian fought back on the back nine winning two holes off Donald but it was all in vain as Manaserro went down 3&2. In the quarter final on Saturday, he faced AmericanRyan Mooreand Donald again found himself five-up at the 10th hole, but this time finishing it off at the 14th with a 5&4 victory. Later that Saturday his semi final opponent was anotherUnited Statesplayer inMatt Kuchar, but Donald was in scintillating form, crushing Kuchar 6&5, having found himself seven-up through the first 10 holes.[12]It was indeed Donald's form on the front nine all week that took him to this title, as apart from the final when Kaymer clawed it back, Donald was able to build unassailable leads on route to victory. As a result of this tournament win, Donald climbed to his highest ever World Ranking position of World Number Three.[edit]Continued 2011 season form and World No.1Donald continued his early season form atThe HeritageatHarbour Town Golf Linkswhen he held the lead going into final round withJim Furyk. With the pressure of knowing that he would become the new world number 1 he shot a 70 one under round to finish tied with AmericanBrandt Snedekerwho fired a quite brilliant 64 seven under par round. In the playoff, both players birdied and then parred the first two extra holes, however at the third extra hole Donald made bogey when his chip ran narrowly passed the outside edge of the hole giving Snedeker the win with a par.[13]Donald continued his excellent match play form in May reaching the final of theVolvo World Match Play Championshipwhich he eventually lost 2&1 to fellow EnglishmanIan Poulter. He knew that had he had won this tournament he would have gone toworld number onefor the first time in his career. Donald had previously beatenRoss Fisher,Charl SchwartzelandMartin Kaymerto reach the final, however he could not go on to add the Volvo World Match Play title to his WGC-Accenture Match Play title he won earlier in the year.[14]This defeat ended Donald's run of 14 consecutive match play wins.In May 2011, Donald's run of form continued when he beatLee Westwoodin a playoff to win the European Tour's flagship event theBMW PGA Championshipat theWentworth Club. This was Donald's fifth victory on the European Tour and in the process achieving one of the games highest accolades of becoming the world number one. Westwood had entered the tournament as the number one and the end of tournament playoff provided a subplot of world numbers one and two contesting for the championship. On the first playoff hole, the par five 18th, after both laying up with their second shots, Donald played a majestic pitch to leave himself no more than six feet for birdie. Westwood attempted to follow him in but got too much backspin on his approach and it spun back into the water hazard. Westwood eventually chipped out from the drop zone and made double bogey leaving Donald to hole out for birdie winning the title and becoming the new world number one.[15]Donald is only the 15th player ever to hold the world number one position and only the third Englishman to achieve this featIn July 2011 Donald won his first tournament as the world number one at theBarclays Scottish Open, which was held the week before the2011 Open Championship. He shot a bogey free 9 on Sunday to finish four strokes clear of Sweden'sFredrik Andersson Hed.[16]The tournament however, was badly affected by heavy rain in theInvernessarea, with the course becoming flooded, washing out all of Saturday's play. The decision was made to reduce the tournament to 54 holes as many of the players required Monday as a preparation day ahead of The Open Championship.Donald finished second at the2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, four shots behind winnerAdam Scott. He won his fourth title of the year at theChildren's Miracle Network Hospitals Classicin October 2011.[17]With the win, he secured thePGA Tour money list title, theVardon Trophy, theByron Nelson Award, and thePGA Player of the Year.[edit]SponsorshipLuke Donald signed with sports management companyIMGin 2003. He has a multi-year contract withMizuno Corp.As part of this sponsorship Luke plays with Mizuno Fairway Woods, Irons and Wedges. Luke also carries a Mizuno Bag, Headcovers and Umbrella. Luke also wears his trademark Mizuno visor as part of his sponsorship. It has been reported that he receives $1 million just for wearing his Mizuno visor, and this could quadruple if he wins a major event such as the Masters.[18][19]Luke Donald also has a sponsorship deal with Footjoy, who supply his shoes.Polo Ralph Laurenannounced, in February 2007, that Luke Donald has signed a new multi-year contract with the luxury apparel company. Luke will continue to serve as a brand ambassador for Polo Ralph Lauren worldwide for the RLX Golf range. With this exclusive sponsorship, Luke will continue to wear clothing from the RLX collection and will be featured in its advertising campaign. Polo Ralph Lauren has been the exclusive apparel sponsor of Donald since 2002.[edit]Personal lifeDonald met his future wife,Chicagonative Diane Antonopoulos, while attendingNorthwestern Universityin Evanston, Illinois.[20]He proposed in June 2006, and the couple married on 24 June 2007 inSantorini,Greece.[21][22]They have two daughters. The couple own homes inNorthfield, Illinois[23]andPalm Beach Gardens, Florida.[24]Donald studied art theory and practice in college, and enjoys painting and drawing when not on tour. In 2002, one of his oil paintings was auctioned by the PGA Tour for charity.[25][26]Donald and his wife are also avid collectors of contemporary art.[27]Donald's father, Colin Donald, passed away unexpectedly on 8 November 2011.[28][edit]Amateur wins (3)this list may be incomplete 1999NCAA Division I Championship 2000Northeast Amateur 2001Northeast Amateur[edit]Professional wins (11)[edit]PGA Tour wins (4)No.DateTournamentWinning ScoreMargin of VictoryRunner-up

12 Nov2002Southern Farm Bureau Classic*15 (666768=201)1 strokeDeane Pappas

212 Mar2006Honda Classic12 (72676869=276)2 strokesGeoff Ogilvy

327 Feb2011WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship3 and 2Martin Kaymer

423 Oct2011Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic17 (66717064=271)2 strokesJustin Leonard

*Note: The 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic was reduced to 54 holes due to adverse weather conditions.PGA Tour playoff record (02)No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result

12004Buick InvitationalJohn Daly,Chris RileyDaly won with birdie on first extra hole

22011The HeritageBrandt SnedekerLost to par on third extra hole

[edit]European Tour wins (6)No.DateTournamentWinning ScoreMargin of VictoryRunner-up

11 Aug2004Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg-16 (69656969=272)5 strokesPeter Hanson

25 Sep2004Omega European Masters-19 (67676566=265)5 strokesMiguel ngel Jimnez

330 May2010Madrid Masters-21 (65676867=267)1 strokeRhys Davies

427 Feb2011WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship3 and 2Martin Kaymer

529 May2011BMW PGA Championship-6 (64727270=278)PlayoffLee Westwood

610 Jul2011Barclays Scottish Open*-19 (676763=197)4 strokesFredrik Andersson Hed

*Note: The 2011 Barclays Scottish Open was reduced to 54 holes due to flooding of the course.European Tour playoff record (10)No.YearTournamentOpponentResult

12011BMW PGA ChampionshipLee WestwoodWon with birdie on first extra hole

[edit]Other wins (2) 2005Target World Challenge(Unofficial money-list event) 2007Gary Player Invitational(withSally Little)[edit]Results in major championshipsTournament19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009






The MastersCUTT4

U.S. OpenT47T45

The Open ChampionshipT11CUT

PGA ChampionshipCUTT8

DNP = Did not playWD = WithdrewCUT = Missed the cut"T" = TiedYellow background for top-10.[edit]Summary Tournaments played: 37 Wins: 0 Top 10s: 6 Top 25s: 12 Missed cuts: 11 Most consecutive cuts made: 10[edit]World Golf Championships[edit]Wins (1)YearChampionship54 HolesWinning ScoreMargin of VictoryRunner-up

2011WGC-Accenture Match Play Championshipn/a3 & 2n/aMartin Kaymer

[edit]Results timelineTournament20042005200620072008

Accenture Match Play ChampionshipDNPR16R16R32R32

Cadillac ChampionshipT11T11T6T26T20

Bridgestone InvitationalT16T6T8T22DNP


Accenture Match Play ChampionshipR16R161

Cadillac ChampionshipT20T26T6

Bridgestone InvitationalT45T46T2


DNP = Did not playQF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play"T" = tiedGreen background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.[edit]Career earnings by yearYearPGA Tour[8]RankEuropean Tour[29]Rank













*As of 31 October 2011.Non-member earnings.[edit]Equipment Driver TaylorMade R11 9.5 | Accra Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound Blue Grip 3-Wood Taylormade R9 Fairway 13 | Accra AXIV XC75 X shaft | Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound Blue Grip Hybrid Mizuno CLK Fli-Hi 17 | Aldila NV 85 X shaft | Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound Blue Grip Irons Mizuno MP-62 Wedges Mizuno MP T-11 54 and 60 | True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts | Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound Blue Grip Putter Odyssey White Hot XG 2.0 #7 | Black Series Grip Ball Titleist Pro V1x Ball Mark A dot between the Titleist script and the number (color varies) Glove Mizuno Skintite Tour Glove Bag Mizuno Tour Staff Bag[edit]Team appearancesAmateur Walker Cup(representing Great Britain & Ireland):1999(winners),2001(winners) Eisenhower Trophy(representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1998 (winners), 2000 St Andrews Trophy(representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1998, 2000 (winners) Jacques Lglise Trophy(representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1995 (winners)Professional Ryder Cup(representing Europe):2004(winners),2006(winners),2010(winners) WGC-World Cup(representing England): 2004 (winners), 2005[edit]See also 2001 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates[edit]References1. ^69 Players Who Have Reached The Top-10 In World Ranking2. ^ ^Donald pays homage to his Scottish links4. ^Summer 2004, Northwestern Magazine5. ^Luke Donald biodata atGolf Digest6. ^"Section 6: All-Time Records".2007 PGA Tour Media Guide.PGA Tour. pp.610. "First-year players to win $1 million or more"7. ^ ^abLuke Donald's profile on PGA Tour's official site9. ^"Luke Donald pips Rhys Davies to Madrid Masters title".BBC Sport. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-31.10. ^"McDowell Lifts Europe to Ryder Cup Victory".New York Times. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-04.11. ^"England's Luke Donald wins Accenture Match Play Championship as world No1 Martin Kaymer falls short".Daily Telegraph. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-12.12. ^"Luke Donald beats Martin Kaymer in WGC Match Play final".BBC Sport. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-22.13. ^"Luke Donald misses out on chance to become new world number one".BBC Sport. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-27.14. ^"Donald defeated by Poulter in Volvo World Match Play Final".European Tour. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-23.15. ^"Luke Donald wins the BMW PGA Championship and becomes new world number one".BBC Sport. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-29.16. ^"Donald wins Barclays Scottish Open week before the Open Championship".BBC Sport. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10.17. ^"Luke Donald wins US money list with Disney Classic victory".BBC Sport. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.18. ^World Golf News Luke Donald extends contract with Mizuno as brand ambassador19. ^Pricing Golfer's Wares Portfolio.com20. ^Golf: Donald McRae Interviews Luke Donald21. ^Donald plans wedded bliss,The Sun22. ^Mizuno USA23. ^"Luke Donald's Diary" 12/18/0824. ^Luke Donald Climbs to No. 10 on World Ranking List After Latest PGA Win25. ^Northwestern University Athletics26. ^The 2008 Masters interview with Luke Donald27. ^"My Picks: Luke Donald"Golfweek3/24/200828. ^Luke Donald's father dies suddenly29. ^European Tour Luke Donald Career Record[edit]External linksWikimedia Commons has media related to:Luke Donald

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TRANSLATETop of FormKehidupan awalWalaupun bapanya adalah dari Stranraer di barat daya Scotland, [2] Luke Donald dilahirkan di Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.Beliau menyifatkan dirinya sebagai "separuh Scotland". [3] Luke Donald dan saudara Kristian, bermain golf junior di Kelab Golf Hazlemere dan Beaconsfield.Kristian caddied untuk Lukas.Lukas adalah juara kelab dari Beaconsfield dua kali, memenangi kejohanan pertama pada usia 15 tahun.Beliau telah menghadiri Sekolah Rudolf Steiner di Kings Langley ( dan kemudian Tatabahasa Royal School, High Wycombe. [Rujukan?][Sunting] kerjaya awalYang datang dari England, beliau menyertai Prospek College of Amerika, perkhidmatan yang juga digunakan oleh pemain golf Martin Laird, yang menciptakan Resume untuknya dan dihantar kepada semua kolej-kolej dan universiti-universiti utama di Amerika Syarikat.Jurulatih beberapa maklum balas, termasuk Wally Goodwin di Universiti Stanford.Goodwin merekrut Donald untuk menyertai skuad golf, tetapi Donald tidak diterima masuk ke universiti. [4]Donald kemudiannya mengambil biasiswa golf di Northwestern University pada tahun 1997, di mana beliau mengkaji teori seni dan amalan, dan menjadi seorang ahli persaudaraan Sigma Chi.Jurulatih golf di Northwestern University adalah Pat Goss. [5] Beliau memenangi NCAA individu Bahagian I Golf tajuk Lelaki Kejohanan lelaki pada tahun 1999, mengalahkan rekod pemarkahan yang dahulunya dipegang oleh Tiger Woods. [Rujukan?][Sunting] kerjaya ProfesionalDonald berpaling profesional pada tahun 2001.Pada tahun berikutnya beliau memenangi hujan dipendekkan Biro Southern Farm Classic - menjadi hanya rookie ke-11 dalam sejarah Jelajah PGA untuk mendapatkan lebih daripada $ 1 juta pada musim pertama [6]Pada tahun 2004 beliau memenangi Omega Eropah Sarjana dan Sarjana Scandinavia pada Jelajah Eropah.Pada tahun yang sama beliau adalah seorang ahli pasukan Piala Ryder Eropah menang dan juga memenangi Piala WGC-Dunia untuk England dalam perkongsian dengan Paul Casey.Menjelang awal tahun 2005, beliau berada di atas dua puluh Kedudukan Rasmi Golf Dunia dan menang dalam 2006 Honda Classic berpindah dia ke dalam sepuluh teratas buat kali pertama.Tidak lama kemudian, beliau berpindah sehingga kesembilan dan pada bulan Januari 2007, beliau berpindah ke ketujuh di dunia.Donald, bersama-sama dengan Tom Watson, adalah salah satu daripada dua pemain untuk bermain dengan Jack Nicklaus dalam kedua-dua pusingan akhir golf dalam kerjayanya, pada Kejohanan Terbuka 2005 di Kursus Lama di St Andrews. [7]Donald memenangi perlawanan perseorangan, 2 & 1 berbanding Chad Campbell di Piala Ryder ke-36 untuk membantu memastikan Eropah memenangi trofi buat kali ketiga berturut-turut.Donald mengambil bahagian dalam tiga perlawanan dan memenangi mereka semua.Beliau juga memenangi dalam foursomes dua kali, dengan Sergio Garca.Donald telah mengumpulkan pendapatan kerjaya pada itu Jelajah PGA lebih $ 17,000,000, serta lebih 7.000.000 Jelajah Eropah. [8] Pada Mei 2010, Donald memenangi yang Masters Madrid oleh satu pukulan untuk gelaran pertama beliau dalam tempoh empat tahun. [9]Pada bulan Oktober 2010, Donald adalah seorang ahli pasukan Eropah yang memenangi Piala Ryder 2010 dengan titik satu kemenangan ke atas Amerika Syarikat. [10][Sunting] 2011 WGC menang.Menang Donald terbesar setakat ini datang pada bulan Februari 2011 di Kejohanan WGC-Accenture Match Play apabila dia mengalahkan dunia nombor Jerman dan seterusnya Martin Kaymer 3 & 2 pada perlawanan akhir.Semasa perlawanan akhir, Donald membina mendahului tiga dalam tempoh lima lubang pertama, bagaimanapun Kaymer ditambat dia kembali dan memenangi tiga daripada empat lubang yang akan datang bermakna perlawanan itu semua persegi memasuki sembilan belakang.Donald telah berjaya mendapatkan kembali mendahului dengan dua kemenangan berturut-turut di lubang 11 dan 12, kemudian diikuti dengan birdie pada 15 lubang untuk membangun kembali membawa tiga dengan tiga lubang untuk bermain.Kedua-dua pemain kemudian parred par tiga 16 Dunia memastikan pertama Donald Golf Kejohanan tajuk dan kemenangan terbesar dalam kariernya. [11]Donald telah dalam bentuk yang luar biasa sepanjang minggu dan mengadakan rekod yang belum pernah berlaku yang tidak pernah ketinggalan di mana-mana titik pada minggu.Beliau memulakan kejohanan dengan cara halus dengan raksasa 6 & 5 menang lebih American Charley Hoffman.Pusingan kedua adalah jauh lebih berdaya saing dan ujian yang paling sukar sepanjang minggu apabila dia berhadapan dengan rakan-rakan pasukan Piala Ryder mate Edoardo Molinari.Ia adalah perlawanan yang ketat yang pergi ke-17, apabila Donald akan menang lubang dengan birdie untuk mengelak kemenangan 2 & 1.Lawan pusingan ketiga-Nya yang lain Itali, kali ini golongan muda yang berumur 17 tahun Matteo Manassero, bagaimanapun Donald berkesan memenangi ini dengan masa yang pasangan sampai ke lubang ke-10 dengan membawa lima.Itali berperang kembali ke sembilan belakang yang memenangi dua lubang off Donald tetapi itu semua sia-sia sebagai Manaserro menurun 3 & 2.Pada suku akhir pada hari Sabtu, beliau menghadapi American Ryan Moore dan Donald sekali lagi mendapati dirinya lima di lubang ke-10, tetapi pada masa ini penamat pada ke-14 dengan kemenangan 5 & 4.Kemudiannya bahawa hari Sabtu beliau separuh akhir lawan adalah satu lagi pemain Amerika Syarikat Matt Kuchar, tetapi Donald adalah dalam bentuk gemilang, menghancurkan Kuchar 6 & 5, mendapati dirinya tujuh melalui 10 lubang pertama. [12]Ia sememangnya borang Donald di hadapan sembilan semua minggu yang membawanya ke tajuk ini, selain dari akhir apabila Kaymer clawed kembali, Donald dapat membina lead dapat disangkal pada laluan kepada kemenangan.Hasilnya memenangi perlawanan ini, Donald memanjat tertinggi kedudukan Ranking Dunia sentiasa Nombor Dunia Tiga.[Sunting] Sambungan 2011 musim bentuk dan World No.1Donald terus borang musim awal di Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links apabila beliau memegang menerajui akan ke pusingan akhir dengan Jim Furyk.Dengan tekanan yang mengetahui bahawa dia akan menjadi nombor satu dunia baru 1 dia telah menembak 70 satu di bawah pusingan selesai terikat dengan American Brandt Snedeker yang melepaskan tembakan yang agak cemerlang 64 tujuh di bawah pusingan par.Dalam perlawanan penentuan, kedua-dua pemain birdied dan kemudian parred dua lubang tambahan pertama, bagaimanapun pada lubang tambahan ketiga Donald yang dibuat bogey apabila cip itu berlari sempit lulus kelebihan di luar lubang memberi Snedeker menang dengan setaraf. [13]Donald terus memainkan bentuk perlawanan yang sangat baik pada bulan Mei mara ke pusingan akhir Kejohanan Match Play Dunia Volvo yang akhirnya kehilangan 2 & 1 kepada rakan-rakan Inggeris Ian Poulter.Dia tahu yang telah beliau telah memenangi kejohanan ini dia akan pergi ke nombor satu dunia buat kali pertama dalam kerjayanya.Donald sebelum ini dipukul Ross Fisher, Charl Schwartzel dan Martin Kaymer untuk mencapai perlawanan akhir, namun dia tidak boleh pergi untuk menambah Match Volvo Dunia Mainkan tajuk tajuk WGC-Accenture Match Play dia menang pada awal tahun ini. [14] Inikekalahan berakhir jangka Donald sebanyak 14 kemenangan berturut-turut memainkan perlawanan.Pada bulan Mei 2011, jalankan Donald bentuk terus apabila dia mengalahkan Lee Westwood dalam playoff untuk memenangi acara utama Jelajah Eropah PGA BMW Championship di Kelab you.Ini adalah kemenangan kelima Donald pada Jelajah Eropah dan dalam proses mencapai salah satu daripada permainan penghargaan tertinggi untuk menjadi nombor satu dunia.Westwood telah memasuki kejohanan itu sebagai nombor satu dan akhir playoff kejohanan yang disediakan subplot nombor satu dunia dan dua yang bertanding untuk kejohanan.Pada lubang playoff pertama, par lima 18, selepas kedua-duanya meletakkan dengan tembakan kedua mereka, Donald memainkan padang megah meninggalkan dirinya tidak lebih daripada enam kaki untuk birdie.Westwood cuba untuk ikut dia masuk tetapi mendapat putaran belakang yang terlalu banyak kepada pendekatan dan diputar kembali ke dalam bahaya air.Westwood akhirnya sumbing keluar dari zon kejatuhan dan bogey berganda meninggalkan Donald ke lubang untuk memenangi gelaran birdie dan menjadi bilangan dunia baru. [15] Donald pemain 15 yang pernah memegang nombor satu dunia, kedudukan dan hanyaketiga Inggeris untuk mencapai lagu iniPada bulan Julai 2011, Donald memenangi kejohanan pertamanya sebagai nombor satu dunia di Terbuka Barclays Scotland, yang telah diadakan minggu sebelum Kejohanan Terbuka 2011.Dia menembak satu bogey percuma -9 pada hari Ahad untuk menamatkan empat sebatan jelas Sweden Fredrik Andersson PDU. [16] Kejohanan ini telah teruk terjejas oleh hujan lebat kawasan Inverness, dengan kursus menjadi banjir, basuh keluar semua mainan Sabtu ini.Keputusan itu dibuat untuk mengurangkan kejohanan itu kepada 54 lubang kerana ramai pemain yang diperlukan Isnin sebagai hari persediaan menjelang Kejohanan Terbuka.Donald menduduki tempat kedua pada 2011 Jemputan WGC-Bridgestone, empat pukulan di belakang pemenang Adam Scott.Beliau memenangi gelaran keempat beliau tahun di Hospital Rangkaian Keajaiban Kanak-kanak Klasik pada Oktober 2011. [17] Dengan kemenangan tersebut, beliau memperoleh PGA Tour wang senarai tajuk yang Trophy Vardon, itu Byron Nelson Anugerah, dan yang Player PGA.tahun.[Sunting] PenajaanLuke Donald ditandatangani dengan syarikat pengurusan sukan IMG pada tahun 2003.Beliau mempunyai kontrak pelbagai tahun dengan Mizuno Corp. Sebagai sebahagian daripada penajaan ini Lukas bermain dengan Fairway Woods Mizuno, Besi dan baji.Lukas juga membawa Beg Mizuno, Headcovers dan Payung.Lukas juga memakai Mizuno visor tanda niaga sebagai sebahagian penajaan.Ia telah telah dilaporkan bahawa dia menerima AS $ 1 juta hanya untuk memakai visor Mizuno beliau, dan ini dapat sebanyak empat kali ganda jika dia menang satu acara utama seperti Sarjana. [18] [19] Luke Donald juga mempunyai satu perjanjian penajaan dengan Footjoy, yang membekalkan beliaukasut.Polo Ralph Lauren mengumumkan, pada bulan Februari 2007, bahawa Luke Donald telah menandatangani kontrak baru pelbagai tahun dengan syarikat pakaian mewah.Lukas akan terus berkhidmat sebagai duta jenama untuk Polo Ralph Lauren di seluruh dunia untuk pelbagai Golf RLX.Dengan penajaan ini eksklusif, Luke akan terus memakai pakaian dari koleksi RLX dan akan dipaparkan dalam kempen pengiklanan.Polo Ralph Lauren telah penaja pakaian eksklusif Donald sejak tahun 2002.[Sunting] kehidupan peribadiDonald bertemu dengan isteri beliau pada masa hadapan, Chicago asli Diane Antonopoulos, semasa menghadiri Universiti Northwestern di Evanston, Illinois. [20] Beliau mencadangkan pada bulan Jun 2006, dan pasangan suami isteri pada 24 Jun 2007 inSantorini, Malaysia. [21] [22] Mereka mempunyai duaanak-anak perempuan.Rumah sendiri pasangan di Northfield, Illinois [23] dan Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. [24]Donald mengkaji teori seni dan amalan di kolej, dan menikmati lukisan dan lukisan apabila tidak melawat.Pada tahun 2002, salah satu lukisan minyak yang telah dilelong oleh Jelajah PGA untuk kebajikan. [25] [26] Donald dan isterinya juga gemar pengumpul seni kontemporari. [27]Bapa Donald, Colin Donald, meninggal dunia tidak disangka-sangka pada 8 November 2011Bottom of Form