Donald reclaims World No. 1 ranking from McIlroy

Updated: 30 April 2012 11:39 IST

England's Luke Donald took back the World No. 1 golf ranking that he lost to Rory McIlroy two weeks ago with a strong finish among the leaders at the US PGA Zurich Classic on Sunday.

Donald reclaims World No. 1 ranking from McIlroy

New Orleans:

England's Luke Donald took back the World No. 1 golf ranking that he lost to Rory McIlroy two weeks ago with a strong finish among the leaders at the US PGA Zurich Classic on Sunday.


Donald has exchanged the top spot with the Northern Irish star and reigning US Open champion for the past two months.

The Englishman needed a top-seven finish this week to secure the top ranking once more. With a birdie on the last hole to complete a final-round five-under par 67, Donald finished 72 holes on 17-under 271.

Donald stood third on the leaderboard and was assured no worse than a top-seven showing.

Two weeks ago at the US PGA Heritage Classic, Donald finished in a share of 37th place when he needed to finish eighth or better to keep idle McIlroy from passing him for the top ranking.

McIlroy had moved to World No. 1 for the first time in his career last month.



Topics : Golf Rory McIlroy
Related Articles
Golfer Aditi Ashok Earns Partial LPGA Tour Membership
Golfer Aditi Ashok Earns Partial LPGA Tour Membership
Passport Lapse Costs Mukesh Kumar Lucrative Hong Kong Spot
Passport Lapse Costs Mukesh Kumar Lucrative Hong Kong Spot
Tiger Woods Good With Comeback But no Word on Next Event
Tiger Woods Good With Comeback But no Word on Next Event
Show Comments
Advertisement