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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Luke Donald becomes No. 1 the right way

Luke Donald at April's PGA Tour stop, The Heritage, at Harbour Town Golf Links. Photo courtesy of McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

Just over a month ago, Lee Westwood reclaimed the No. 1 world ranking after a tournament in Asia.

His compatriot Luke Donald settled for No. 2 after losing in a playoff that same week.

Westwood's field was much weaker compared to the PGA Tour event at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. that Donald faced.

However, Donald is now the new No. 1, becoming the third different player to take over the top spot following Tiger Woods' fall from grace.

Woods has plummeted to No. 13, and doubts as to when he'll tee it up again. Injuries took him out of The Players Championship after just nine holes.

Donald usurped Westwood in the best possible scenario - against one another.

There was no, I won this tournament while you played in that tournament scenario.

Instead, both players teed it up at Wentworth for the European Tour's PGA Championship.

Donald prevailed in a sudden-death playoff.

He's the new No. 1, and it's the way it's supposed to be - decided on the links.

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