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November 8-11


Magnolia Course (Host) (Par 72/7,516 yards)


Palm Course (Par 72/7,010 yards) Lake Buena Vista, Florida


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic


Luke Donald’s final round was a duel with the super-hot Webb Simpson.


ENGLAND’S LUKE DONALD was a man on a mission when he came to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, the last official event of the 2011 season on the PGA TOUR. His goal was simple—if not necessarily easy to accomplish. He set out to win the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA TOUR’s leading money winner and then become the first player to win the money titles on both the PGA TOUR and the European Tour. His lead in Europe was some $1.8 million over Rory McIlroy with five tournaments remaining. Mission accomplished. The top-ranked player on the Official World


Golf Ranking rallied from a five-stroke deficit at the beginning of the final round with six straight birdies on the second nine to close with an 8-under-par 64. “This is one of the most satisfying wins of my


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“Everything was on the line. I’m thrilled and over the moon.” – Luke Donald


career,” said Donald, who ended the year with just over $6.6 million in earnings on the PGA TOUR. “Everything was on the line. I’m thrilled and over the moon.” Donald’s final round at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Magnolia Course was a duel with the super-hot Webb Simpson, who led Donald by $363,029 coming into the tournament and was two strokes ahead at the turn when Donald methodically went to work.


Donald made four straight birdie putts from inside eight feet and took the lead with an 18-foot


birdie on the par-5 14th hole, then sealed the deal with a 45-foot birdie on No. 15.


SIMPSON GAVE HIMSELF A CHANCE “We gave ourselves a chance,” said Simpson, who won twice in 2011 and finished second in the FedExCup points race and the money list. “The fact is, playing against the best player in the world, he’s going to do something great like that most of the time, and he did. He made six birdies in a row and that’s tough to compete against.”


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Victories: Most


To go along with his finishes on the money lists and his ranking atop the Official World Golf Ranking, Donald also won the Vardon Trophy for the PGA TOUR’s lowest adjusted scoring average and won the Jack Nicklaus Trophy as


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