Donald seeks more success
Already on top of the world rankings and both Tour money lists, Luke Donald would now like to add the FedEx Cup to that list.
Already on top of the world rankings and both Tour money lists, Luke Donald would now like to add the FedEx Cup to that already impressive list of achievements.
The 33-year-old tees off tomorrow at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, the second leg of the four-event FedEx Cup series, eager to move his way up the FedEx Cup points list.
Donald lies in fifth place on the table at present, more than 1500 points behind last week’s winner at the Barclays, Dustin Johnson. Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney and Webb Simpson also lie between him and the leader.
The leading trio, Johnson, Kuchar and Watney, will play together in the first two rounds in Boston this week, while Donald will play alongside Simpson and Brandt Snedeker, who lies sixth on the table.
“I’m not so much concerned with the (PGA Tour) money list – I’m more concerned with winning the Race to Dubai and the FedEx Cup,” Donald said last week.
“Winning trophies rather than the title of being leading money winner is much more important to me.
“Obviously I’m going to have to play well the next few events, but it’s certainly it’s a motivating factor.
“It’s nice to have certain things to chase after and focus and it makes everything a little bit more meaningful.”
Donald’s consistency this year is unrivalled by any other player. He has 10 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour alone, though his only victory came at the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Tucson in February.
He has two European Tour victories to add to that one, the Volvo PGA Championship at Wentworth, where he beat Lee Westwood in a play-off to take over his No 1 ranking, and the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.
Donald is also the only European in the top 20 of the FedEx Cup standings. Swede Fredrik Jacobson lies 21st, Scot Martin Laird is 25th, and Justin Rose is 27th.
After the FedEx Cup started with 125 players in New Jersey last week, only 100 are left for this week’s event after the bottom 25 were cut from the series.
Following this week’s event, another 30 will be eliminated and only 70 players will progress to the BMW Championship in Chicago.
Players who need a good performance this week to ensure they are able to stick around for th reainder of the series include the likes of Ernie Els (currently 99th), Ian Poulter (78th), Padraig Harrington (80th) and Graeme McDowell (84th).
Check out the latest Skybet betting odds for this event.
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