PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Luke Donald has been named the PGA TOUR Player of the Month for October.It’s a start.
Donald received the honor after turning in a clutch performance at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic to clinch the TOUR’s money title and the Arnold Palmer Trophy that goes with it.
The Englishman, who started the final round essentially knowing he needed to win to earn the money crown, made up a five-stroke deficit over the final 10 holes ...
What Donald is more focused on and desirous of is player-of-the-year honors. He has a strong case. I can understand his disappointment about recent developments surrounding the vote. The World No. 1 golfer called the PGA Tour’s decision to delay 2011 Player of the Year ballots until after the WGC-HSBC Champions “sketchy at best.”
I said here my POY pick would be Keegan Bradley, but that was nearly two weeks before The Donald won the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic and PGA Tour money title.
Things look different now.
−The Armchair Golfer
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