At No. 105, Donald is safely into The Northern Trust next week. If he wants to aim higher than that, he could do well to rekindle past success at Sedgefield.
The Englishman finished only behind Si-Woo Kim in 2016 and tied for 26th in 2015 after leaving this event off his schedule dating back to 2008.
When Donald was at its peak at No. 1 in the world, he scrapped together average marks on strokes gained off the tee and approach. Those numbers have plummeted as he approaches 40 years old.
His short game hasn’t gone anywhere.
He’s third in strokes gained around the green, including second in sand saves. He’s also fourth in strokes gained putting.
At this Donald Ross course, Luke Donald’s short game is more impactful on these tricky, downward sloping greens.