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Donald’s time to finally arrive at PGA Championship

| 23.07.2012

Luke Donald’s wait for a maiden major success may have extended beyond the Open Championship, but this should not deter punters from believing that his barren streak can end at the PGA Championship, where he is 16/1 to claim victory in the golf odds.

Donald has already won two big tournaments in 2012, winning the Transitions Championship on the PGA Tour in March and then following up on the European Tour in May with a success in the PGA Championship.

Unfortunately, he was not able to continue the run of a success every other month at the Open Championship, when ending up in a share of fifth at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

This represented his third top-ten finish in the last seven majors and as he is also world number one, this consistency must be rewarded with a major success soon.

Donald had ample birdie opportunities, especially in the final round, at the Open Championship and over another weekend, a little more luck on the greens could have boosted his chances.

Although an Englishman has failed to win any of the four majors since Nick Faldo secured a third Masters triumph in 1996, Donald is now convinced that he is ready to end this sequence.

This added confidence that his game is of the required level to win a major must be a positive to his prospects, while he feels that his struggles at the US Open, where he missed the cut, have also benefited his all-round game.

It was Ernie Els that did win the Open Championship and in doing so he became the 16th consecutive different major winner.

Donald will be a leading contender to improve this streak further at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina next month, which is hosting its first major having previously held a Ryder Cup and two World Cups.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.