Monday, July 25, 2011

Luke Donald wins the Race to Dubai and the FedEx Cup

What are the chances of this being the headline on the 11th of December at the conclusion of the Race to Dubai, following the Dubai World Championship?  Given the performance of Luke Donald during 2011 there is a reasonably strong possibility of him winning both the Race to Dubai, previously known as the European Tour Order of Merit, and the FedEx Cup, the culmination of the PGA Tour.

As of the time of writing this article, Luke Donald was well ahead in the Race to Dubai rankings, with a lead of € 1.2 million over Charl Schwartzel (after the Nordea Masters in Sweden).  He is currently fifth in the race for the FedEx Cup (after the completion of the RBC Canadian Open).

Victory in the Race to Dubai is all but assured.  So Luke just needs a strong showing in the playoffs of the PGA Tour to capture the FedEx Cup.  That would make the first time in history that one player has captured both the Race to Dubai and the FedEx Cup in one season.

What a remarkable achievement that would be.  I certainly hope that Luke Donald achieves this goal.

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