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  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Luke Donald wins PGA Transitions - World #1 Ranking

    19 Mar 2012

    The PGA completed the Transitions Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook Resort in Florida.

    Heading into the final holes on Sunday, there were 6 players tied at -13. However, Ernie Els and Ken Duke missed short putts on the closing holes to both finish at -12, leaving Jim Furyk, Sang-Moon Bae, Robert Garrigus and Luke Donald all at -13 and into a 4-man playoff.

    On the first playoff hole, Donald had the worst tee shot in the group, short and in the left rough, but hit a strong 7-iron, just over the bunker to within 4 feet. The other players hit the green, but all missed their birdie putts, and Donald drained his for his 5th career PGA victory.

    With the win, Donald moved back to #1 in the world rankings, a spot he previously held for 40 weeks, displacing Rory McIlroy who held the honor for just the past 2 weeks, as McIlroy didn’t enter the tournament this weekend.

    Upcoming PGA tournaments are the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Shell Open, and then the Masters, the first golf major of the year. Donald joins the list of other notable favorites at the Masters, including McIlroy and previous champions Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

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