Donald reclaims No 1 ranking

2012-04-29 23:58
Luke Donald (File)

New Orleans - England's Luke Donald took back the world No 1 golf ranking that he lost to Rory McIlroy two weeks ago with a strong finish at the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic on Sunday.

Donald has exchanged the top spot with the Northern Irish star and reigning US Open champion for the past two months.

The Englishman needed a top-seven finish this week to secure the top ranking once more. With a birdie on the last hole to complete a final-round five-under par 67, Donald finished 72 holes on 17-under 271.

Donald ended up in third position.

Two weeks ago at the Heritage Classic, Donald finished in a share of 37th place when he needed to finish eighth or better to keep idle McIlroy from passing him for the top ranking.

McIlroy had moved to world No 1 for the first time in his career last month.

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