Golf idol: No. 1 Donald not recognized by singer Minogue at Wimbledon
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Golf idol: No. 1 Donald not recognized by singer Minogue at Wimbledon

Luke Donald will be recognized this week as the world's best golfer for a 52nd week atop the Official World Golf Ranking. While the game is aware of Donald's talent, not everyone else is.

Donald and his wife, Diane, enjoyed Wimbledon from the Royal Box at Centre Court last week. He spent some time conversing with singer and international star Kylie Minogue, who had no idea who he was.

"She actually wasn't aware that I was a golfer," Donald said Wednesday at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. "So I had to mention that to her, but her boyfriend is a keen golfer and she turned around and said, he's a professional golfer. And he turned around and goes, 'Yes, I know.'"

Donald defends the title he won a year ago at Castle Stuart in a rain-shortened event. He is the only player inside the top 10 in the world in the field this week.

Win or lose, he'll head into the British Open as world No. 1. Maybe Minogue will notice.

Donald said, "I'll let her boyfriend tell her that."

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