Donald named Europe’s top golfer

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Luke Donald has added the European Tour Golfer of the Year title to his long list of other achievements this year.

Luke Donald has added the European Tour Golfer of the Year title to his long list of other achievements this year.
As the first player ever to top the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic in the same season, Donald, the current world number one, was earlier this week also voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year.
His latest award from a panel of writers and broadcasters came despite Rory McIlroy becoming the youngest US Open champion since 1923, Darren Clarke the oldest Open champion since 1967 and Charl Schwartzel winning the Masters.
“To have the accolade of European Tour Golfer of the Year means an awful lot to me and I will certainly look back on this year with a lot of fond memories,” a beaming Donald said.
“It is always nice to be appreciated, especially from the people in the sport who know the game inside out. They have recognised what I have done this year and it is very gratifying to have that validation.
“As a professional golfer you are always trying to do your best and it was good to see all the hard work I have put in coming to fruition.
“I was delighted with my game this year and it is rewarding to feel that, sometimes, consistency does pay off.
“Everyone dreams of having a year like this and I am very excited and feel fortunate that it happened to me.
“Rory’s win at Congressional was amazing, as was Darren’s success in the Open, while Charl birdieing the final four holes to win the Masters was a truly magical moment in golf.
“Therefore, to be given the vote ahead of these great players who also had great years is very special indeed.”

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