Golf: Donald banks on home advantage to salvage season
LAKE FOREST, Illinois (REUTERS) - Luke Donald could not have hand-picked a more suitable venue for this week's BMW Championship as he aims to end what has been a disappointing season, by his lofty standards, with a flourish.
Winless since he clinched his first victory on the Japan Golf Tour at the Dunlop Phoenix in November, Donald knows the par-71 layout at Conway Farms Golf Club better than anyone else in the field, having been a member here for more than a decade.
"If there was ever a year to struggle, to come into an event needing a big week, this is a good one to come to," the Chicago-based Englishman told reporters while preparing for Thursday's opening round.
"Obviously it's a course I'm very familiar with. I've been a member here for the last 10, 12 years and I played here during my time at Northwestern," said former world number one Donald, referring to his university days.