Luke's Number One!
Posted at May 29, 2012
Find out a little more about Golfposer favourite Luke Donald after he regained the World Number One spot and discover what we have available in the Ralph Lauren RLX golf collection here!
First off, we must congratulate Luke Donald on his emphatic victory at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last weekend! Holding a lead going into the final day is never easy, but Luke proved why he deserves to be recognised as the best in the world by defending his title by four strokes from fellow Brits Justin Rose & Paul Lawrie. Luke knew he only required a top eight finish to regain top spot at Wentworth after rival Rory McIlroy failed to make the cut - but there was no stopping the RLX player as he surged home with a final round of 68 to finish 11 under par!
34 year old Donald became only the third player in history to successfully defend the BMW PGA title (following Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie) and it is these types of accolades which Luke loves to achieve. He told the BBC after his win on Sunday 'to come here and defend and get back to number one as a side note is very sweet indeed...the obvious target now is to win majors'. Sunday was not the only piece of history Luke has made though - in 2011 he became the first player ever to win both the US and European tour money lists - testament to a fantastic year all round!
The win on Wentworth's famous West Course capped off an exciting week for Luke Donald and his family. We tweeted you the photos before the tournament kicked off from the European Tour award ceremony where Luke picked up three awards: the Harry Vardon Trophy; the European Golfer of the Year title and the Player's Player of the Year, notching up an astonishing 95% of the vote! Following these successes, Luke was awarded Honarary Life Membership for the European Tour to recognise his achievements for the year before those remarkable four rounds that Luke pieced together to regain his World Number One status!
Luke wears the luxury RLX sports line from Ralph Lauren having been signed up with the American designer label since 2002 and RLX Golf specifically since 2007. The fantastic RLX golf collection is available online today from Golfposer so you can bring a little bit of Luke's sophisticated styling into your game too!
The RLX collection is the ultimate in functional luxury and the intelligent fabrics are super light and breathable, perfect for golfing on a hot summer's day! Our hand-picked selection of golf shirts (which you may recognise from Luke wearing on tour), golf trousers and trendy RLX outerwear is available today, all with free next day delivery!
On Sunday, Luke told us how he feels so fortunate to have a brilliant team who have helped him reach where he is today - alongside a great family with wife Diane and two daughters, Elle and Sophia. We really hope Luke's run of great form continues for the rest of the season to hopefully clinch that major, to bring the Ryder Cup home once again and to further cement his rightful place as World Number One!
Well done Luke!