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Two weeks ago Luke Donald lost the world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after holding it for 40 consecutive weeks. This week, Englishman Luke Donald, wearing custom FJ ICON MyJoys, emerged from a four man playoff to win the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook Golf Resort to reclaim the world number one ranking.
Beginning the day three strokes off of the 54-hole lead, Donald shot a flawless bogey free, five under par 66 to tie Robert Garrigus (FJ SPORT) and two other competitors for a sudden death playoff.
Donald, teeing off last in the playoff, narrowly missed his tee shot to the right rough. Hitting his approach shot first, Donald took dead aim striking a mid iron to within five feet of the hole. His playing competitors could not muster similar brilliance on their approaches and fell outside of Donald. With all of his playing competitors missing their birdie bids, Donald had the five footer for the win and the world number one ranking. Luke stroked the putt and watched it curl into the left side of the cup for the victory.
Luke Donald still has his eyes on this seasons first major stating, "I feel like I've achieved a lot in my career but this is perfect
preparation. I've got two weeks off now and can look forward to Augusta."
Rory McIlroy also chimed via twitter on the Englishman supplanting him as the top ranked golfer, "Well I enjoyed it while it lasted! Congrats @LukeDonald! Impressive performance!"
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Great win by Donald - and great looking ICONs.
"Mr Consistency" was destined to be in the race to regain what he lost: #1 WGR.
Congratulations Luke on your Win.
Great win for Luke and Team FJ! Looks like he didn't like losing that number one ranking!
This is going to be a fun year seeing who can maintain the #1 status.
Lots of great playing by the young stars! FJ has an impressive lineup on the Tour!
Luke is back! Congratulations for this victory, Luke and FJ.
Nice victory for Luke....you can't beat a 4 man playoff during March Madness. Way to go Luke!
A Five footer clinched the deal for another impressive win.
Congrats - LD & FJ
And that Rory sure has class...Showed great sportmanship through his twitt !
Congrats to Luke! #1 again, and in MyJoys. Boosh
Congrats to Luke!!!
Great Win to regain #1 WGR and for FJ.
-ICONs for all
Great final round and a perfect second shot in the playoff, regained # 1 with class. Nice look with the blue tips. FootJoy and LD # 1.
It is great to see so much competition in golf. That 4 way playoff could have easily been 6 guys!
way to go Luke! looking like it will be a great summer for golf!
Congrats to Luke on the victory and regaining the #1 ranking.
Congrats to Luke! A great golfer and an even better guy.