It is not easy staying in the game of golf with new names and young talent appearing every year.
That is the kind of challenge Luke Donald faces every time he prepares to compete in a golf tournament. He just completed his 40th birthday and has reconciled the fact that his number one ranking has been past five years now. However, he has stayed consistent and gained the second place finish every time as he did this year at the RBC Heritage again.
People like his coaches are with him and help him to keep going. Pat Goss, his longtime coach, feels that they are close to a win again. He knows that Luke is passionate about Harbor Town Golf Links and Donald would make sure that he participates in every event. He has had top three finishes seven times in the nine appearances; he has had at the Hilton Head.
This year’s particular tournament saw him committing mistakes like a double bogey and four straight pars that led to his decline after he had tied for the leading position. Donald himself says that he is happy with the grit and grind he is going through and giving himself a chance again. However, Donald has done more than that, having competed at PGA National, Riviera and Pebble Beach and grained finishes in the top thirty. He is currently ranked 69th as per world rankings. Many might feel that his age, three young children at home and lack of length in his tee would wind down his career, but Pat Goss feels that he is committed to staying at the highest level and also believes that he can win. He would be looking at playing the Ryders Cups soon and would put in best efforts to get a win.