World No. 1 golfer Luke Donald is preparing for the 2011 finale as the FedExCup playoffs will kick off Thursday The Barclays in New Jersey as he is intending to win both the European and U.S. tours.
Donald, 33 who is at the top spot on the money lists of both tours, skillfully combining memberships on the two tours, will start his FedExCup playoffs campaign with a potential prize of $10 million at Plainfield Country Club.
If the Briton managed to turn in his usual brilliant performance, he has a chance to make a unique double achievement by winning both tours in the same year.
Donald also tops the table of the European PGA’s Race To Dubai.
Overall, the 33-year-old golfer has claimed three victories this season, including the WGC-Accenture Match Play title and two European Tour titles along with ten top-ten finished in thirteen golf events held in the US.
However, despite being number one on the money lists, Luke says that the driving force behind his success is not money but trophies. Right now, his primary goal is winning the FedExCup and The Race to Dubai.
The leading 100 golfers in the point list will land a spot in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, with the top 70 players qualifying for the BMW Championship and the leading 30 – for the finale of the Tour Championship.