The Open 2013

18th-21st July

Presented by

Luke Donald

Like his fellow countryman Lee Westwood, Luke Donald has reached number one in the world thanks to a wonderful level of consistency that every other professional golfer in the world must envy. But there is a difference: Westwood has transferred that reliability to the majors, Donald hasn't. That's not to say he doesn't have good finishes: last year he was tied fourth at the Masters and tied eighth at the PGA Championship. But seven of his last ten majors starts have seen him finish outside the top 30. For a golfer who week in, week out churns out top ten finishes that is below par. He'll know that more than anyone else, of course, and he'll be taking measures to improve his performance. That will involve work with Dave Alred, a mental preparation and performance-under-pressure coach who turned Jonny Wilkinson into such a well-drilled machine. Donald will often talk to Alred right up until his tee time. The question is: will they be chatting in earnest late on Sunday afternoon?

Full Open Form Guide
11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92
MC 11 5 - 63 35 52 MC MC MC - MC MC - - - - - - - -
10-Year Record in Majors
Tournament 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Masters 32 4 MC 38 MC 10 42 3 - -
U.S. Open MC 45 47 MC WD MC 12 57 - -
The Open - MC 11 5 - 63 35 52 MC MC
USPGA - 8 MC 43 - 23 3 66 24 23

Luke's Vital Stats

  • DOB: 07/12/1977
  • Nationality: England
  • Height: 5ft 9