Jamie Donaldson
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Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
5
3
3
4
4
3
3
4
33
5
4
3
4
5
4
2
4
3
34
67
2
3
4
4
2
4
4
3
3
4
31
6
4
3
3
4
4
3
4
4
35
66
3
4
5
4
2
3
4
3
4
5
34
4
3
3
4
4
3
3
5
4
33
67
4
4
5
4
3
3
4
2
4
6
35
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
3
4
35
70
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
5
3
3
4
4
3
3
4
33
2
3
4
4
2
4
4
3
3
4
31
3
4
5
4
2
3
4
3
4
5
34
4
4
5
4
3
3
4
2
4
6
35
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
5
4
3
4
5
4
2
4
3
34
67
2
6
4
3
3
4
4
3
4
4
35
66
3
4
3
3
4
4
3
3
5
4
33
67
4
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
3
4
35
70
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
14
Birdies
5
7
6
3
21
2
Pars
13
10
11
14
48
7
Bogeys
0
1
1
1
3
28
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
0
0
0
18
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
26
27
25
27
26
30
Putts per GIR
1.67
1.6
1.54
1.73
1.63
29
Greens in regulation
66.67 %
83.33 %
72.22 %
61.11 %
70.83 %
9
Sand Saves
1/1
0/0
0/0
1/1
2/2

Born: 19 October 1975.

Turned pro: 2000.

Country: Wales

Family: Child - Max.

Special interests: All sports.

Career highlights: Won his maiden European Tour title at the 2012 Irish Open. Finished tied seventh at the 2012 PGA Championship.

2013 highlights: Claimed his second European Tour title in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Became the fifth golfer in history to score a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters.

2013 Majors: The Masters - Missed cut. The US Open - T32. The Open - T32. The PGA Championship - Withdrew.

NGC record: Debut.


Story

Welshman Jamie Donaldson hails from a sporting family, with his brother Alex a footballer and his father Jim a single-figure handicap golfer.

After a solid amateur career in which he won the Welsh Amateur Championship and finished second in the Brabazon and St Andrews Links Trophies, and second with Great Britain and Ireland in the Eisenhower Trophy, Donaldson turned professional in 2000.

He spent his early career on the Challenge Tour, winning twice in 2001 and finishing second on the rankings that year. That earned him his European Tour card for the 2002 season.

Donaldson made steady progress before suffering a back injury in 2004, and he was back on the Challenge Tour in 2007. But after a third victory here, he returned to the European tour in 2008 and has remained consistent there ever since.

In 2012, Donaldson finally broke through with his maiden victory on the European Tour in the Irish Open. That same year he achieved his best finish in a Major of tied seventh in the PGA Championship. The season injected a new sense of self-belief in Donaldson, and he added a second victory in 2013 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, making him the seventh Welshman to win multiple titles on the European Tour.

In April of this year, Donaldson made further history when he became only the fifth golfer to score a hole-in-one on the sixth hole of Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters.

This has been Donaldson's most successful season on the European Tour as he ended 2013 fifthon the Race to Dubai, culminating with an eighth-place finish in the DP World Tour Championship.

And it's given him the self-belief to not only start thinking about a possible Ryder Cup start at Gleneagles next year, but also rising to the pinnacle of European golf.

He heads to Sun City in the footsteps of another great Welsh golfer in Ian Woosnam.