Luke Donald hopeful of returning to form at European PGA


This time Luke Donald  is hopeful of returning to the form at European PGA. The former world number one is now rated the 60th best player in the world according to the official figures and is in danger of missing the US Open and the British Open.

Luke Donald, at Wentworth for the European PGA Championship which starts on Thursday, has not won on the European or PGA Tours since his 2012 victory here.

That was the second of two wins in the European Tour flagship event – he also won in a play-off against Lee Westwood in 2011 – but after being top of the world in 2012 he has plummeted down the rankings.

The Englishman needs to get into the world top 50 to qualify for July`s British Open at St Andrews and remain in the world top 60 to secure his spot in the US Open, which takes place in June at Chambers Bay.

Luke Donald is desperate for familiarity with this week`s course to breed content as he attempts to resurrect his career after tinkering with his swing.

“You always enjoy coming back to a place where you`ve had a lot of successes, and obviously some of my best successes on the golf course have been here,” Luke Donald told reporters.

“2011 obviously was a playoff against Lee and then winning again in 2012, and having a pretty good chance to win last year, as well.

“So hopefully it`s a place that will spark me to get this season started a little bit. Obviously coming back to a place where you play well always helps.

“The last few weeks and month or so, I`ve got in some really good, focused practise. I feel like I`m on the right path again. You know, it`s obviously not been a great run for me the last year.

“It`s a little bit how golf is, it ebbs and flows, from going through a swing change and going back, it`s been a little bit tough at times.

“I feel like my focus is in the right position right now, what I`ve been working on, and you know, hopefully that will transpire into some good results.” says Luke Donald.