Monday, March 19, 2012

Luke Donald Regains World Number One

In a round where it appeared that everyone wanted to win the event, it seemed most of the field was in contention closing out the day, but it was Luke Donald, however, who won in a four-way playoff between himself, Jim Furyk, Bae Sang-Moon and Robert Garrigus.

With Donald's victory, it proped him back into the No. 1 spot in the World Rankings.

"I was a lot more nervous the first time [about becoming the No. 1 golfer in the world]," Donald said, "That certainly wasn't my focus. I was just focused on trying to win the tournament, and it worked out."

A big story on the day was Ernie Els, who needs a win before the Masters tournament to be eligible to enter the tournament.

Els was a par away from making the final playoff a five-way playoff. Els failed to convert a 4-foot par save and bogeyed the hole to fall one shot short of the playoff. Els will have to win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational or the Shell Houston Open to qualify for the Masters.

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