Leaderboard

Volvo China Open - R1
Player Score H
S Dodd +
D Chen +
C Mou +
S Hansen +
E Molinari +
S Strange +
M Kieffer +
O Fisher +
Y Cao +
T Yuan +

Donald eager to end major drought

Last updated: 25th January 2013

Share:

Donald: Major ambition

Donald: Major ambition

Former world number one Luke Donald's main focus this year will be putting himself in a position to win major championships.

Donald, the current world number three, has just signed a multi-year extension with Japanese club manufacturers Mizuno - a partnership that has seen him win 12 tournaments on the European and PGA Tour since first signing with them in 2003.

Unlike Rory McIlroy, the 35-year-old has opted against making a big-money move to a new club manufacturer, and believes all the pieces are already in place as he goes searching for that elusive first major championship victory.

Donald spent 56 weeks at the top of the rankings, but his focus now is more on breaking his major duck than being world number one.

"I feel as if I am playing as well as ever at this stage in my career," said Donald. "Over the next few years I want to be in a position to win major championships and to continue to improve.

"We've refined my Mizuno equipment in the last couple of seasons and I'm really happy with what I have in the bag right now, so it gives me great pleasure to extend this relationship."

Donald starts his 2013 campaign at the Northern Trust Open in California, starting on February 14, and is eyeing a perfect build-up to the year's first major at Augusta.

The Englishman has been the flag bearer for Mizuno, and president Akito Mizuno, who is also the grandson of the company's founder Rihachi Mizuno, is happy for that to continue.

"Luke Donald and Mizuno share a special long-term relationship that we are delighted to continue," he said.

"Luke has become a very special friend to Mizuno over the years. He perfectly represents our company, and we look forward to what Luke will accomplish in the next few years."



Photo Galleries

Final day at the Masters

Some choice images from the final round of the Masters at Augusta, as Bubba Watson pulled of a superb repeat victory. Go to Gallery

Day three at the Masters

The movers and shakers at the third round of the US Masters at Augusta National. Go to Gallery

Day two at the Masters

Selected images from second-round action at the 78th US Masters at Augusta National. Go to Gallery

Neville Leck Blog

"The embrace a gleeful Sergio Garcia gave his German caddy after his first victory in 2013 at the Thailand Open on S..."

Full Blog Entry

Courses

TPC Louisiana

Nestling on the banks of the Mississippi, TPC Louisiana, scene of the Zurich Classic, is one of Pete Dye's best.

Quail Hollow Club

Quail Hollow Club, which next week hosts the Wells Fargo Championship, is one of the finest in Southeast USA.

Golf Lessons

Looking For The Perfect Pitch? Visit The Swing Doctor!

Full Blog Entry