Luke Donald had many accomplishments in 2011: four worldwide wins, PGA Tour and European Tour Player of the Year, winner of both the PGA and European Tour money lists and the ascension to No. 1 in the world golf rankings.
Donald, the career underachiever, is suddenly fulfilling his potential. So, how exactly did he change his path?
Well, Donald has always had an incredible short game, but his driving and ball-striking had always been mediocre. Donald was a short-hitter who couldn’t keep it in the fairway and consequently couldn’t hit greens.
In 2011, Donald turned a corner as he became an accurate driver and an excellent ball-striker, both nice complements to a terrific short game.
Donald isn’t a fluke No. 1; he earned his way up there and, with how much he works on his game, he is not coming down anytime soon.
Look for Donald to excel in 2012 and take his next step to greatness by taking home a major championship.