Donald Is World Number One After PGA Win

Luke Donald beat Lee Westwood in a play-off to win the PGA Championship at Wentworth and overtake him as the world number one.

Donald won at the first play-off hole when Westwood found the water in front of the 18th green.

Donald hit 70 to Westwood’s 68 to tie on six under, while Englishman Simon Dyson (69) was third at four under.

On climbing one spot to the top of the rankings, England’s Donald said: “Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?”

The American-based golfer added: “It’s something I’ll be very proud of. Obviously, there’s a lot of work still to do and hopefully there’ll be much more to come, but I’ll savour this.

“It’s a lot of responsibility and I’m looking forward to the challenge of being number one and hopefully I can hold onto it for a few more weeks. I know Lee and Martin [Kaymer] will be chasing me hard.

“To come through in these circumstances in one of the biggest tournaments in the world, going head-to-head with Lee is pretty special. It doesn’t get much better.

“To win here with the top three in the world, top six out of seven, all of the Ryder Cuppers, all four major champions, and to beat them in stroke play feels pretty good.”


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