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Luke Donald: Ryder Cup Qualifier

Luke Donald ranks No. 7 for Europe's team



    Luke Donald: Ryder Cup Qualifier
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    Luke Donald of England lines up his putt on the third hole during the first round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 14, 2012 in San Francisco.

    The Player: Luke Donald

    Residence: Evanston (Birthplace: Hemel Hempstead, England)

    Points: 1,885,170.56

    Average Scoring 2012: 69.64

    Money made in 2012: $2,775,491

    The Buzz: Donald earned his third career PGA Tour and World Golf Championships victories in 2011, improving his Official World Golf Ranking from No. 9 to No. 3. He earned his first tour title during his rookie season and went on to compete in three Ryder Cups and three World Cups. Donald also is an avid painter. He earned an art theory degree at Northwestern University, even donating one of his paintings to a auction.