Mike Donald

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Mike Donald
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Michael William Donald
Born (1955-07-11) July 11, 1955 (age 61)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Hollywood, Florida
Career
College Broward Community College
Georgia Southern University.
Turned professional 1978
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 47th: 1990
U.S. Open 2nd: 1990
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T47: 1986

Michael William Donald (born July 11, 1955) is an American professional golfer.

Donald was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He won 1974 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) title while playing at Broward Community College and also attended Georgia Southern University.

Donald's sole win on the PGA Tour was the 1989 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. He lost on the first playoff hole in sudden-death to Hale Irwin at the 1990 U.S. Open in Medinah, Illinois, after they had both finished the 18-hole playoff in 74. Donald missed a 15-foot par putt on the 18th hole of the Monday playoff which would have given him victory.

In the 1990 Masters Tournament Donald tied the record for the lowest opening round score in the history of the tournament, shooting an 8-under-par 64 to equal the lowest first round at Augusta by Lloyd Mangrum in 1940.[1] Donald described his 64 at Augusta as "the round of my life" but followed it up with a second round of 82.[2] He finished the tournament in 47th place.

In 2005, Donald turned 50 and joined the Champions Tour. His best finish on this tour was a T-24 at the 2008 FedEx Kinko's Classic.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Jul 16, 1989 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic –16 (67-66-70-65=268) Playoff United States Tim Simpson, United States Hal Sutton

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1989 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic United States Tim Simpson, United States Hal Sutton Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Sutton eliminated with par on third hole
2 1990 U.S. Open United States Hale Irwin Lost to birdie on first extra hole after 18-hole playoff (Donald:74, Irwin:74)

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 47 CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T34 DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT 2 CUT DNP T33
PGA Championship CUT DNP T67 T48 T62 T47 DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP

Note: Donald never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic opening round score shot in Masters". Point Pleasant Register (Point Pleasant, West Virginia). UPI. April 6, 1990. p. 4. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Verhage, Brian (April 7, 1990). "McDonald (sic) skies to 82 after 64". Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, South Carolina). p. C4. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 

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