London - Former world No 1, England's Luke Donald, is stepping away from the game to try to heal an
Donald, 40, who hasn't won since the end of 2013
in Japan, said on Twitter that he has been trying to play with back pain for
the last few months and has decided to get treatment and take time off to
"Gutted about this but I'm fully committed to getting back out
onto the course," he tweeted.
The PGA Tour player of the year in 2011, Donald, now ranked 211th, has finished no
higher than tied for third in any major, doing so at the 2005 Masters
and 2006 PGA Championship.