Thursday, October 27

Luke Donald Named Player of ... Month

Short-game practice.
LUKE DONALD GOT SOME RECOGNITION for his stellar play—in October. This from PGA Tour headquarters:
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Luke Donald has been named the PGA TOUR Player of the Month for October.

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 ...
It’s a start.

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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1 comment:

Stephen said...

I think the progressions of Donald is amazing in the last two years, also he knew what was at stake at Disney and held it together to win. Here's hoping he can follow it up next year with a Major win, he definately has the short game for ir, just needs the right course and a bit of luck.

I am trying to start a blog of golfers view pictures of regular golf courses, mail me some picures like these if you have them.