The world’s top ranked golfer Luke Donald was able to match his best finish at The Open Championship, which recently concluded at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and became the top ranked Englishman in the a Major tournament yet again. However, there was some consolation for the other English golfers as Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter managed to find some of his lost form at the final day of the event at Turnberry.
Donald managed to end the tournament, closing with a 69, which helped him achieve a T-5 finish along with Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland, matching his best finish at Turnberry from 2009. Donald managed to score a stunning three back nine birdies in just five holes, sandwiched between two bogeys at the 10th and 12th and picked up a check of £ 195,000 for his efforts. And although he didn’t win the title at a Major championship yet again, Luke Donald improved drastically after failing to even make the cut at the US Open, which took place last month.
And in spite of the negative publicity surrounding yet another failure in a Major tournament, Donald himself is confident that there is still time for him to win a Major championship sometime in the future. He also admitted that his performance at the British Open gave him enough confidence and also the self belief that he is good enough to become a Major winner sometime in the future.
Speaking about his performance, Donald was as candid as ever when he accepted that he didn’t put away enough holes to merit a victory, adding that there are still many positives that he will take away from the tournament. Luke Donald stated that he is leaving Turnberry with a lot of confidence and the belief that there is a Major awaiting him in the future.