Donald: Open Championship was a major breakthrough
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Donald: Open Championship was a major breakthrough

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In his 38th major championship start, world No. 1 Luke Donald may have finally figured out how to win his first.


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Finishing T-5 at last month's Open Championship, the Englishman said he found something that may drive him to victory in the season's final major.

“Certainly I think there was a little bit of a breakthrough, just realizing at the Open Championship, that no matter how I’m hitting it physically, there’s always a way to mentally be on top,” Donald said Tuesday at the PGA Championship.

Being world No. 1 certainly comes with a degree of prestige among golf fans, even if most aren't comfortable with an Excel worksheet determining the game's best player. Those fans skeptical of his achievements would likely become fans overnight if Donald won at Kiawah Island.

“If I was to pick up a major, I think the popularity, and the facts that I would be a little bit better known would certainly increase,” he said.

“In terms of preparation I feel like I’ve tried everything. In the end it just comes down to being able to perform during that week.”

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