Sunday, October 23, 2011

Luke Donald: By the Numbers at the CMNHC

Luke Donald, the number one player in the world, won the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic by two shots over Justin Leonard. With his final round 64, which included six consecutive birdies on holes 10-15, he passed Webb Simpson to win the money title.

Scores: 66-71-70-64 (-17)
Driving distance: 279 (40)
Fairways in Reg: 69.6% (T32)
Greens in Reg: 73.6% (T29)
Sand Saves: 75% (T7)
Putts per round: 27.5 (T8)
Putts per green: 1.604 (1)
Birdies: 24 (1)

Donald earned $846k with the win which put him just over $6.6 million on the year, beating Simpson by about $300K. He came into the event knowing he had to win the tournament to win the money title and he took care of business.

"Everything was on the line," Donald said. "I'm thrilled and over the moon."