|Luke Donald on a roll.|
Donald’s deft skill with the short flatstick (no belly or long putter for this putting genius) is one rather obvious reason why he sits atop the golf world. Until the 7th green (his 16th hole of the day) at Kingsbarn, the world No. 1 Englishman had not three-putted since the Canadian Open. That was in the third week of July, folks.
At least Luke didn’t lose the streak on a routine-looking two-putt. He faced a 70-footer at Kingsbarn and lagged to eight feet. The second one didn’t drop. You can’t make all of them, even if you’re Luke Donald. Still, he was disappointed.
“I was a little upset, yeah,” Donald told reporters. “It’s the little victories in golf … that we look for. I didn’t want to miss. But 69 is not a bad score to start the week.”
No, it’s not.
−The Armchair Golfer
Visor tip to Geoff Shackelford
(Photo credit: Keith Allison, Flickr, Creative Commons license)