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Donald named top player by PGA Tour peers

Posted on: December 13, 2011 4:48 pm
 

In an age when golf often seems more about the high-flying hare than the steady tortoise, Luke Donald proved that guile and consistency can still beat flamboyance over the long haul.

The 34-year-old became the first player from England to win the PGA Tour’s top-player award on Tuesday, claiming the Jack Nicklaus Trophy by a vote of his playing peers.

Donald won twice this season, including a clutch performance at the season finale at Disney World that surely turned heads. He topped the money list, led the tour in scoring average and top-10 finishes, and last weekend added the money title on the European Tour, too.

No member of both tours has ever topped both earnings lists in the same season. Donald won four titles worldwide this season, a career best.

“It’s been a tremendously consistent year for me,” Donald said by phone from Australia, where he is playing this week.

Vote totals were not released.

 


 

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goodmingto
Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 1:23 pm
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Since: Jan 26, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 4:11 am
 

Donald named top player by PGA Tour peers

WTF does this have to do with Tiger?

"The PGA needs to find another Tiger or Tiger needs to re-dedicate himself in order for the PGA to re-establish itself as a viable sporting entity that transcends race and gender"

Yeah, because golf was nothing before Tiger...sheesh.



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:47 am
 

Donald named top player by PGA Tour peers

This is a much deserved award for a great golfer.

However, I am surprised that Tiger didn't receive the honor for finally winning another tournament.

The PGA needs to find another Tiger or Tiger needs to re-dedicate himself in order for the PGA to re-establish itself as a viable sporting entity that transcends race and gender.  I often reminisce about those great years of Tiger Woods that were good for everything from the PGA to the sponsors and the manufacturers of golfing equipment and especially to the prize money on tour.

Good luck in getting Luke Donald elevating the sport to that level.



Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:26 am
 

Donald named top player by PGA Tour peers

It is one thing when journalists and analysts pass off their opinions as knowledge but when your peers vote you as top player that is as high an endorsement as you would want. Who knows better than those who play? Congrats to Luke on a solid and consistent year.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Donald named top player by PGA Tour peers

I was hoping they'd cheat him out of it, just so the ensuing uproar would lead to the whole process being overhauled -- or scrapped entirely. I wonder which two players sent in their ballots.



Since: Jul 4, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Donald named top player by PGA Tour peers

Good Deal. I was afraid they they were going to cheat him out of it. His numbers are incredible with alot less starts than the rest.


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