The PGA Championship: Day 4
August 14 2011
6:54 pm Donald’s PGA ‘bittersweet’
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The PGA Championship represented a "missed opportunity again" for Luke Donald.
He mounted a charge on Sunday, moving to 5 under with a birdie at the 12th hole, but those two bogeys down the home stretch left Donald in a tie for eighth. So the man who ranks third in the FedExCup and first in the world is still looking for that elusive first major.
"The positives I see is I didn’t have my best this week and I still came reasonably close," Donald said. "I know I’ve got the game to compete and win majors but got to take that as a positive. Again, (it’s bittersweet). It’s another major gone, another year gone without winning a major."
Donald broke a five-year victory drought earlier this year when he won the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. He has 10 top-10 finishes in 14 starts on the PGA TOUR this year, and he currently leads the money list. Donald also is on top of the European Tour Order of Merit.
No one has ever topped the money list on both Tours, and as Donald says, "That’s certainly a goal. That would be a great accomplishment. … To be the first would be very special."
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