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Player Profile: Luke Donald

Luke Donald is one of just four Englishmen to have been number one in golf's world rankings, spending a combined total of 56 weeks at the top of the standings.

The 45-year-old is often mentioned as one of the best players never to win a Major, with Donald unable to turn any of his eight top-ten finishes into a victory at the highest level.

He has played in four Ryder Cups for Europe and won on every occasion - in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 - and will captain the team which takes on the United States at the Marco Simone Country Club in Italy later this year.

Europe are 6/4 to win the 2023 Ryder Cup match outright, with the Tie available at 12/1.

NameLuke Campbell Donald
BornHemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Date of Birth7th December, 1977
Height 5ft 9in
Pro wins17
Career earnings$53m

List of PGA Tour wins

2002 - Southern Farm Bureau Classic
2006 - The Honda Classic
2011 - WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
2011 - Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
2012 - Transitions Championship

List of DP World Tour wins

2004 - Scandinavian Masters
2004 - European Masters
2010 - Madrid Masters
2011 - WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
2011 - BMW PGA Championship
2011 - Scottish Open
2012 - BMW PGA Championship

Best major finishes

The Masters - T3 (2005)
US Open - T8 (2013)
The Open Championship - T5 (2009, 2012)
PGA Championship - T3 (2006)

Where is Luke Donald from?

Donald was born in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, but went to university in Illinois, at Northwestern, and he and his family have two homes in that US state, as well as one in Jupiter, Florida.

What are Luke Donald's career earnings?

Donald has won over $53million in prize money during his career, winning $36.7million on the PGA Tour and €16.5million on the DP World Tour.

The Englishman’s most successful year came in 2011, when he collected $6.6million in the US and €5.3million in Europe.

Who is Luke Donald's caddie?

Rafa Guerrero is Donald’s current caddie, but he has had several men on his bag over the years.

Dean Elliot, who worked previously with Greg Chalmers and Stephen Ames, is one of those, as are John McLaren and Mick Doran.

Donald’s brother Christian has also caddied for him in the past.

What clubs does Luke Donald use?

Donald, who spends most of his time on the PGA Tour, plays with a Mizuno ST-Z 230 driver, Mizuno CLK hybrid and Mizuno Pro family irons.

His putter is an Odyssey Works Versa 7H CS and Donald uses a Titleist Pro V1x ball.

What is Luke Donald's Ryder Cup record?

The man from Hertfordshire has played for Europe in four Ryder Cups and has finished on the winning team on all four occasions.

Donald made his debut back in 2004, collecting 2.5 points as Europe won 18½-9½ at Oakland Hills in Michigan.

Two years later at the K Club in Ireland, the Englishman won three points - including a singles success over Chad Campbell - in another crushing European victory.

Donald’s next appearance came in 2010 at Celtic Manor, when he was the joint top-points scorer for the Europeans with three - this time beating Jim Furyk in Sunday’s singles.

His last Ryder Cup appearance as a player was in the famous Miracle at Medinah in 2012 when he contributed two points - including a 2&1 singles win over Bubba Watson.

Donald will captain the European team in 2023, when they go head-to-head with the USA at the Marco Simone Country Club in Italy.

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