Luke Donald http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32085/all en Golf-World rankings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/golf-world-rankings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 18 (Reuters) - World rankings on Monday (U.S. unless stated, last week's positions in brackets): 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 12.09 average points 2. (2) Tiger Woods 8.91 3. (3) Luke Donald (England) 7.35 4. (4) Brandt Snedeker 6.82 5. (6) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 6.36 6. (5) Justin Rose (England) 6.35 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 5.78 8. (8) Lee Westwood (England) 5.45 9. (10) Phil Mickelson 5.14 10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/golf-world-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Luke Donald Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:45:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741078 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-sports-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Williams, Sharapova cruise into third round in Qatar 2013-02-12T202922Z_1_BRE91B1G9_RTROPTC_0_US-TENNIS-WOMAN-DOHA.X ML () -</p> <p>NHL: Leafs netminder Reimer strains ligament, out at least a week 2013-02-13T011755Z_1_BRE91C024_RTROPTC_0_US-NHL-LEAFS-REIMER.XM L () -</p> <p>Iconic Riviera again lures a top-quality field</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-sports-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Fredrik Jacobson Golf Luke Donald Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:29:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754555 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Revitalised Donald targets repeat of 2011 success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/golf-revitalised-donald-targets-repeat-2011-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>PACIFIC PALISADES, California, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A refreshed Luke Donald aims to prosper from a delayed start to his 2013 PGA Tour campaign, just as he did two years ago when he went on to complete the most successful season of his career.</p> <p>The Briton won four times worldwide in 2011 and became the first player to clinch the money titles on both sides of the Atlantic after spending much of that year atop of the rankings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/golf-revitalised-donald-targets-repeat-2011-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Golf Luke Donald Luke Donald Phil Mickelson Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755120 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Bad weather gives Donald a Match Play boost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/golf-bad-weather-gives-donald-match-play-boost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Possible snow showers forecast for Wednesday's first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship could be a good omen for Luke Donald, who says he would embrace such conditions in Arizona's high desert.</p> <p>Two years ago, Donald won the elite World Golf Championships (WGC) event with a 3&amp;2 victory over Germany's Martin Kaymer in the final after the day had dawned with almost an inch of snow blanketing Dove Mountain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/golf-bad-weather-gives-donald-match-play-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Golf Luke Donald Luke Donald Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760573 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Colsaerts stuns Rose in second round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/golf-colsaerts-stuns-rose-second-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Long-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts upset Justin Rose 4&amp;2 to become the first player to book his place in the third round of the snow-delayed WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Friday.</p> <p>Colsaerts, who lost in the opening round last year on his debut at the World Golf Championships (WGC) event, took control with three birdies in the first eight holes before sealing victory with a par at the short 16th, where Rose bogeyed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/golf-colsaerts-stuns-rose-second-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Luke Donald Matt Kuchar Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763745 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Donald gains confidence ahead of Masters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/golf-donald-gains-confidence-ahead-masters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Luke Donald said Tuesday that losing golf's number one ranking had a silver lining, by allowing him to prepare for the coming Masters championship free from the glare of the top-rank spotlight.</p> <p>Donald, in Kuala Lumpur for this week's Maybank Malaysian Open, said the tension and pressure of defending the top spot can be a distraction when preparing for important tournaments. The Englishman is yet to win a major.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/golf-donald-gains-confidence-ahead-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Luke Donald Luke Donald Rory McIlroy AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:01:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787603 at http://www.globalpost.com Kiradech retains lead in weather-hit Malaysian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/kiradech-retains-lead-weather-hit-malaysian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Big-hitting Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat birdied his last hole of the day to retain his lead on day two of the weather-hit Malaysian Open on Friday.</p> <p>For the second successive day, thunderstorms led to delays and the Thai had turned in a three-under-par 33 after nine holes of his second round to reach 10 under when it became too dark to continue at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.</p> <p>World number three Luke Donald partially recovered from his opening round of 74 and was even par after seven holes in the second round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/kiradech-retains-lead-weather-hit-malaysian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Charl Schwartzel Golf Luke Donald Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790989 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Quest for consistency spurs Donald coaching change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/golf-quest-consistency-spurs-donald-coaching-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A quest for consistency prompted Luke Donald to make a difficult coaching change, one the Englishman hopes can help salvage his US PGA Tour playoff campaign.</p> <p>The former world number one has slipped to 13th in the world and goes into the BMW Championship on Thursday at 54th in the US tour's playoff rankings.</p> <p>Only the top 30 after this week's $8 million tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club -- where Donald is a member -- will advance to the season-ending Tour Championship.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/golf-quest-consistency-spurs-donald-coaching-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Luke Donald Luke Donald Sean Foley AFP Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:03:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5931372 at http://www.globalpost.com Donald banks on home advantage to salvage season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130911/donald-banks-home-advantage-salvage-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Luke Donald could not have hand-picked a more suitable venue for this week's BMW Championship as he aims to end what has been a disappointing season, by his lofty standards, with a flourish.</p> <p>Winless since he clinched his first victory on the Japan Golf Tour at the Dunlop Phoenix in November, Donald knows the par-71 layout at Conway Farms Golf Club better than anyone else in the field, having been a member here for more than a decade.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130911/donald-banks-home-advantage-salvage-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Luke Donald Luke Donald PGA Tour Thomson Reuters Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:34:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5931494 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: PGA BMW Championship scores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/golf-pga-bmw-championship-scores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading scores on Monday after the storm-interrupted final round of the $8 million US PGA Tour BMW Championship (USA unless noted, par 71):</p> <p>268 - Zach Johnson 64-70-69-65</p> <p>270 - Nick Watney 67-69-70-64</p> <p>271 - Jim Furyk 72-59-69-71</p> <p>273 - Jason Day (AUS) 71-66-70-66, Luke Donald (ENG) 70-70-67-66, Hunter Mahan 68-73-65-67, Steve Stricker 66-71-64-72</p> <p>274 - Matt Jones (AUS) 69-71-67-67, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 66-70-69-69, Brandt Snedeker 63-68-71-72</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/golf-pga-bmw-championship-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Luke Donald Professional golf tours AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:39:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5936514 at http://www.globalpost.com Donald sets pace at stormy Sun City http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131205/donald-sets-pace-at-stormy-sun-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald made a blistering start to the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Thursday but the first round was cut short by thunderstorms.</p> <p>Five-under-par after 11 holes, England's Donald held a two-shot lead over Jamie Donaldson of Wales, Dane Thomas Bjorn and Zimbabwean Brendon de Jonge at the Gary Player Country Club.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131205/donald-sets-pace-at-stormy-sun-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Labor Luke Donald Professional golf tours Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:02:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6010266 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Aussie Goss extends global Masters amateur run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/golf-aussie-goss-extends-global-masters-amateur-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian Oliver Goss celebrated his last day as a teenager Friday by firing a one-under 71 to make the cut at the Masters and capture the low amateur's Silver Cup.</p> <p>Goss opened with a 76 but battled back with a one-under 71 at Augusta National to make the cut on three-over 147 on the eve of his 20th birthday.</p> <p>"That's the last thing I'm thinking about, 20th birthday tomorrow," Goss said. "I'm just absolutely excited to be playing on the weekend."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/golf-aussie-goss-extends-global-masters-amateur-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Jason Dufner Luke Donald Oliver Goss AFP Sat, 12 Apr 2014 03:22:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6119735 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: PGA Heritage scores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/golf-pga-heritage-scores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scores after Saturday's third round of the $5.8 million US PGA Tour's Heritage (par 71, a-denotes amateur, USA unless noted):</p> <p>205 - Luke Donald (ENG) 70-69-66 </p> <p>207 - John Huh 71-68-68 </p> <p>208 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 70-70-68, Nicholas Thompson 70-70-68, Jim Furyk (USA) 71-66-71, Ben Martin 69-68-71 </p> <p>209 - Russell Knox (SCO) 69-72-68, Brian Stuard 69-72-68, Brian Harman 69-71-69, Matt Kuchar 66-73-70, Matt Every 69-70-70 </p> <p>210 - Jason Kokrak 71-73-66, Richard H. Lee 70-69-71, Scott Brown 70-69-71, Ted Potter 70-69-71 </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/golf-pga-heritage-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Luke Donald Professional golf tours AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:31:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125740 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: England's Donald takes two-stroke Heritage lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/golf-englands-donald-takes-two-stroke-heritage-lead-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England's Luke Donald fired a five-under par 66 to take a two-shot lead on Saturday after three rounds of the US PGA Tour's Heritage.</p> <p>Donald went into the round with a share of fourth place behind the leading trio of K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk and Ben Martin, who topped the leaderboard after the storm-disrupted second round was completed on Saturday morning.</p> <p>Donald, who has two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes in his past five starts in the $5.8 million event, had an eight-under total of 205 going into Sunday's final round.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/golf-englands-donald-takes-two-stroke-heritage-lead-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Luke Donald Professional golf tours AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:36:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125768 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuchar holes bunker shot at final hole to win Heritage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140420/kuchar-holes-bunker-shot-at-final-hole-win-heritage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - American Matt Kuchar holed a 20-yard bunker shot to birdie the final hole and claim a one shot victory over Briton Luke Donald at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday.</p> <p>Minutes after three-putting the 17th hole from four feet when he had victory in his grasp, Kuchar bounced back to end a frustrating run of near-misses on the PGA Tour.</p> <p>He carded a final round seven-under 64 to finish at 11-under-par 273 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140420/kuchar-holes-bunker-shot-at-final-hole-win-heritage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Luke Donald Matt Kuchar Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:18:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6126190 at http://www.globalpost.com