Luke Donald back on the PGA Tour

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Solid first round at -2. Thumbs up for more to come.
 
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I hope he comes back.

Former world no 1

Best iron player in the world for a lot of years.

Mizuno flag bearer.

I think Luke has got drowned by the length obsession now. He hits a good drive but...

He is a smaller guy getting on in years and just cant keep up with the neanderthals any more now.

Shame, such a talent... perhaps if he goes to Bryson's steroid dealer....

I dont think he would stoop that low.

I think his testes are more important to him than having two peanuts between his legs.

Drug testing in golf is 40 years behind every other sport.

I mean ... look at DeChambeau... drugs cheat aside... he stands up with his arms and club in a straight line... then does a long drive comp swing... is this really what we want our kids to aspire to????

Where is the craft? ... where is the artistry?... where is the skill and judgement?...

Is this what our game has become.... a shoot out in the gym??...

My hero was Seve... nuff said
 

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Wow, where did that come from .... First round -7 at the AT&T Byron Nelson . Here's hoping he can keep it going.
 

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Thanks for getting me out of some yard work. Now that I know Luke is playing well, I'll simply have to get my priorities straight and watch golf on tv instead of fertilizing the fruit trees.
 

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Tough day on Friday, but, Luke is through to the weekend 😁
 

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Another good round on Saturday, 66. Here's hoping for a good finish tomorrow
 

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Sunday brought a closing 67, so, a great week for Luke. Here's hoping he can build on this and take some confidence 8nt into his next event.
 

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That was good to see. Issue is that Luke doesn't have many starts at the moment. Must be tough to get a rhythm going.
 

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That was good to see. Issue is that Luke doesn't have many starts at the moment. Must be tough to get a rhythm going.
Do you know when his current exemption status is about to expire? By the end of the season in September?
 

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Do you know when his current exemption status is about to expire? By the end of the season in September?
I think Luke was just born 15 years too late.... He reminds me of Faldo.... skill, craft, course management, pure ball striking etc. If Luke had played alongside Sir Nick in the 80's and 90's instead of the modern WWF Wrestler era, I am very sure he would have won a couple of majors at least....
 

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I think Luke was just born 15 years too late.... He reminds me of Faldo.... skill, craft, course management, pure ball striking etc. If Luke had played alongside Sir Nick in the 80's and 90's instead of the modern WWF Wrestler era, I am very sure he would have won a couple of majors at least....
Sir Nick said in an interview....he was being honest and not boasting...

"I think 1996 was the last year I could compete... I was the last of the craftsmen. Tiger came along in 97 and it changed the way golf is played.... Yes we had Greg and Seve and Jack hitting it long in my day... but Tiger changed everything after that Masters.... every shot became flat out ... and the courses became longer and longer... every player started pumping iron to get longer.... the 11th at Augusta was 455 when I won in 96... I would hit a little fade around the trees and a 4 iron in... after that the guys would belt it high over the trees and hit 8 iron in.... they have lengthened it to 505 now and some of the guys are STILL HITTING 8 IRON IN"

It was a prophetic interview, whateveryou think of Nick....
 

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Does anyone know what his tour status will be next season? Korn Ferry?
 

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Does anyone know what his tour status will be next season? Korn Ferry?
With his finishing position in the FedEx standings he had the opportunity to play in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals for one of 25 available PGA Tour cards, however he is not listed in the field for the first of the 3 tournaments. Given his poor finishing positions in the last 4 years he will be considering his future which may not include playing on Tour.
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Surprised to see him playing in the Acciona Open de España this weekend. He finished 12 shots of the lead in 53rd place.

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