Donald looks to bounce back in The Open

Published 22/06/2011 08:10:03

World Number one Luke Donald believes his disappointing performance at the US Open was down to him being burned out after his almost constant play in his pursuit to become World Number one.

Unlike many of his rivals, Donald played the four tournaments leading up to the Championship at Congressional and has previously posted 15 top ten finishes in his 16 tournaments this year including wins at both the WGC Matchplay and the European tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship. Those looking at The Open betting will know he can't be ruled out.

"I've certainly been in contention a lot, played a lot of golf in different countries, different time zones, and I probably haven't got my energy levels quite back up to where I would have liked them to be at the beginning of this week," he said.

His consistent form has seen him rise to the top of the World Rankings and many believed last week's tournament was the perfect opportunity for Donald to break his Major duck.

Donald is one of the hardest working players in the game, regularly playing on both the European and USPGA tours and is currently looking for ways in which to recharge his batteries throughout the season.

"It's hard when you play both tours to try and get a good balance of finding rest periods," said Donald. "I guess the focus should be around the majors."

Donald will now take two weeks off in preparation for July's Open Championship a Royal St George's. He will initially travel to Italy to spend time off with his wife and daughter before flying to Scotland to take part in the Scottish Open between July 7th and 10th. Those looking at The Open odds should keep an eye on his performance here.

This year's competition has been switched from its traditional home of Loch Lomond to the Castle Stuart in Inverness. Critics have often said that the parkland layout at the Loch is not the correct preparation for the Open Championship and the organisers have decided to move it to more of a Links style course to help the players adjust to the seaside golf.


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