Thursday, July 12, 2012

Donald Learning from Experience

World number one, Luke Donald, is confident that his continued near misses in the Majors will help him when he tees it up at the upcoming British Open at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s.

Luke Donald is 88/5 to claim the Claret Jug in the Betfair golf betting, behind Westwood, McIlroy, and Woods.            

Despite dominating the game over the last 18 months, and winning some of the sport’s biggest prizes, he is still yet to break his duck in the Majors.

This has understandably raised questions about whether the quiet Englishman deserves his place at the top of the rankings, a topic that has split the golfing world down the middle.

This year’s British Open will be the Hemel Hempstead native’s 36th attempt to win one of the four Majors but he will have to improve on his performance from 12 months ago, when he missed the cut at Royal St George’s.

Despite the doubters, Donald is adamant that on current form, he is the best player in the world, and deserves his place as number one.

Furthermore, the 34-year-old says that he does not regret anything from his past Major performances and believes each near miss has helped him realise what he needs to improve on, before he breaks his duck.

"It goes back to just continually learning from those experiences,” he said. "You know, some of the failures, some of the good Majors I've had, too.

"But I've realized that I do get a little bit more anxious, a little bit more uptight, and I've got to try and control that, and that's going to kind of be the priority - go out there and try to play a little bit more freedom.

“And once I get off to a better start, I feel like I'm going to be there and have a chance," he added.

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