There were a lot of marquee golfers battling to win the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic tournament at Walt Disney World Resort on Sunday. But given that the tournament was at Disney, it was fitting that a guy named Donald – i.e. Luke Donald – walked away with the trophy. And of course the other Donald – i.e. Donald Duck – was there to congratulate him. They “quacked’’ each other up.
Seriously, Luke Donald put on quite a show. Starting the day five strokes off the lead, he sank six straight birdies on the final nine holes of Disney’s Magnolia course Sunday to win the tournament by two strokes and secure the PGA Tour’s year-end money title. With his $2 million lead on the European Tour money list, he likely will become the first player to capture the PGA Tour and European money titles in the same year.
If you missed the finish Sunday, don’t worry. You have plenty of time to plan for next year’s tournament (Nov. 5-11) which will again be the final event of the 2012 PGA Tour season.