Luke Donald: “Ryder, I have a good chance”

“There is nothing official to report, but I feel I have a good chance of leading the Europe team to the Ryder Cup 2023”.

Lune Donald, statements

These are the statements (from the USA and at the end of the first round of the Rocket Classic, PGA Tour tournament) by Luke Donald, in pole position – after RCE relieved Henrik Stenson from his post, who accepted the court of the Arab Super League – for captain the Old Continent in Rome in next year’s challenge to the USA scheduled at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. “I had negotiations with the Ryder Cup Europe – added the Englishman – and that’s all I can say now. Thomas too Bjorn and a couple of other figures are being studied, representing the Old Continent would be a great honor. I was certainly disappointed with Stenson’s behavior and if the choice were to fall on me I would promise loyalty and a sense of belonging “.

Then on Rome. “It is one of my wife and I’s favorite cities. We have been there many times, between history and architecture it is a wonderful place”.

Although his father was Scottish, Luke Donald was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire (therefore he calls himself half Scottish). He began to play with his brother, who soon became his caddy. He immediately started winning his first tournaments as early as the age of 15. He attended the Royal Grammar School (High Wycombe) in his youth.

He soon migrated to America to study at the College Prospects of America, under the orders of golfer Martin Laird. He quickly made a name for himself, so much so that major American colleges wanted him as a team in exchange for a scholarship. He was also accepted at Stanford, but was unable to enter due to problems not related to golf. He then “fell back” to Northwestern University in the year 1997, where he studied art, and where he even entered a fraternity. Under the orders of coach Pat Goss he won the NCAA Division I singles title in 1999, breaking Tiger Woods’ record.

On May 29, 2011, after Virginia Waters’ victory at the BMW Pga Championship (at the last blow against fellow countryman Lee Westwood, who was also in the running for the world record as well as for the Tournament), he became Number 1 in the world ranking for the first time in career.

Private life
In 2007 in Santorini (Greece) he married Diane Antonopoulos [1]: the two have two daughters, born respectively in 2010 and 2011 [2]. Among the personal sponsors, IMG (since 2003), RBC, Mizuno Corp (with which he also collaborates as a technical consultant for golf [3]) and Ralph Lauren (announced in February 2007 [4], actually dressed for them in tournaments since 2002).