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Golf Australia Express : Issue 19
PLAYER THE I’M NUMBER 1 IFPROVING critics wrong puts a smile on your face then Luke Donald will be wearing a well-earned grin. After claiming the world No.1 spot from fellow Englishman Lee Westwood back in May the validity of the 34-year- old’s top dog ranking was questioned by many in the golf world. It seemed golf scribes—many in the US—struggled with the concept of a post-Tiger era. After all, apart from his WGC-Accenture Match Play win over Martin Kaymer in February, Donald hadn’t won on the PGA Tour since the 2006 Honda Classic. How could this majorless Pom possibly be golf’s best player? Of course the top ranking is not awarded to the player who wins the most. It was Tiger’s dominance over more than a decade that conditioned fans to believe that the case. In reality, it’s consistency on tour that counts foremost, and Donald has undoubtedly been the most consistent out there. Luke Donald’s 2011 season has been phenomenal. Holding the world No.1 spot for much of the year, two wins on the PGA Tour and another couple on the European Tour led him to a little piece of golf history—the leading money earner on both. Cha ching!