Donald Defends Title and Regains Rightful Top Spot.
On a day where no-one could challenge the Brit, Donald restored his rightful place at the top of golf's world rankings with an emphatic 68. Showing the steel and determination needed to remain at the very top, Donald brushed off any competition with relative ease as charges were left in his wake.
Scot Paul Lawrie's superb 66 left him four shots off the pace with Justin Rose. No fault can be put upon the challengers, as it would have taken something extraordinary to catch Donald in this mood.
He becomes just the third player to defend this title, after Nick Faldo (1988-89) and Colin Montgomerie (1998-2000). The win also marks another significant triumph for British golf, as Donald becomes the fourth winner in a row from home soil after Paul Casey and Simon Khan in 2009 and 2010.
In a record breaking week for the European Tour's flagship event, how fitting that it was won by the best golfer in the world; Luke Donald.