Luke Donald admits to feeling more confident with all-round game ahead of Masters
Last Updated: 20/03/13 5:56pm
Luke Donald: "A lot of improvement" in Tampa Bay
Luke Donald is confident his game is shaping up nicely for a strong challenge for the Masters title next month.
The world No 3 headlines an intriguing field at this week's Malaysian Open, and he arrives in Kuala Lumpur full of confidence after his tie for fourth at the Tampa Bay Championship.
The Englishman struggled in his first two starts of the season following an extended winter break, but he now feels he is well placed to contend for his first major title at Augusta.
"The results in my first couple of events weren't as I'd have liked, but last week there was a lot of improvement," he said. "I've felt a lot more comfortable with my game and a lot more in control of the golf ball.
"I had a decent chance to defend my title. I came up a little short in the end, but the game feels like it's trending in the right direction. We've got the Masters in a few weeks' time and I'm excited about that."
The Ryder Cup star also believes he will not struggle with jet lag having only arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday after long flight across 12 time zones.
"I've travelled a lot as a golfer and that has certainly helped me become a global player; learning how to deal with different courses, different grasses and different types of competition," he added.
"Those are the things that make me a good player. Any time you have a 12-hour time difference there's a bit of adjusting to do, but I've never really had a problem with jet-lag in the past."