Luke Donald Plans on Heading Money Lists both in Europe and America

The Open, Carnoustie, Wednesday 18 July 2007.

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World number one golfer Luke Donald plans on accomplishing a feat that nobody has ever achieved before – getting to the top of money lists of the US PGA and European Tours in the same season.

Donald would be closer to achieving his aim if he won the FedEx Cup and its $10-million prize check but he came in just third, allowing Bill Haas to win both the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. However, England’s Luke still took the top spot at the end of last week when Webb Simpson lost his position at the top. Simpson is currently $70,000 away from Luke.

So far, Donald is not going to play in any other events on the PGA Tour since he wants to spend more time with his pregnant wife. But if Simpson adds events to his schedule, Luke might reconsider his decision.

Donald has even a greater advantage on the European Tour money list. His wins at the Scottish Open and the PGA Championship at Wentworth left him $2.2 million clear of his closest contender, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy. And if the Englishman wins the $800,000 bonus at Dunhill Links this week, his position will be further strengthened.

We will see if the golfer will set a new record in golf history on December 11, when both tours will go on break and the results will be summed up.