Luke Donald could be world’s next No.1

The golfer is currently world No.3 but he could easily make it No.1 because of the good results he had during the last two weeks. He will feature the Zurich Classic which will be open on April 28, 2011.

Graeme McDowell, the world’s No.5 of English origin, was leading on the field contesting at the 7,341-yard, par-72 TPC Louisiana course, with some other big names behind him – world No. 9 Steve Stricker and a golf beginner Rickie Fowler.

Donald has been very close to the No.1 but suffered a defeat in a playoff for the Heritage title from Brandt Snedeker. However the title passed to Lee Westwood instead, making Martin Kaymer reaching the No.2.

Though Luke Donald has missed his chances to become No.1 in South Carolina, he is determined to make it atop ratings this season and in future tournaments as well.

The golfer thinks it would be great to tell his grandchildren (when he has some) about being the best in world, but still considers he has much to do ahead. And he showed great results this season as in comparison to his last season. He gained a lot more points this year, gaining 151.48 points, while Kaymer being next behind him earned 118.8 points this season.

The Players Championship to be held at the renowned TPC Sawgrass will be preceded by the Zurich Classic tournament first. Since Phil Mickelson won’t join the event because of his injury, there are a lot of chances for someone else to fight and win the first place.

Some of the golfers who have won the Zurich Classic before will also enter the list of competitors this year. These are David Toms (2001), K.J. Choi (2002), Vijay Singh (2004) and Nick Watney (2007). Choi is assorted with Donald and McDowell for the first two rounds, so it would be a strained tournament for all the golfers in Louisiana.