The first player to capture the money title on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour in 2011, Luke Donald has called Chicago home since his college days at Northwestern. In the years since joining the PGA Tour, Luke has made a major impact on golf in Chicago as the Honorary Chairman of The First Tee of Greater Chicago.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana has teamed up with Luke and Diane Donald to raise funds in support of families of hospitalized children. Join Luke’s team today by making pledge for each birdie Luke makes during his 2013 tournament season. Luke will match the total donations made by contributors. In 2012, Luke Donald made over 350 birdies.
Luke and Diane serve as Honorary Chairs of Chicago’s Ronald McDonald House® near Lurie Children’s Capital Campaign and Diane serves as a board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana’s Board of Directors. The Donalds have cooked for 86 families staying at the Chicago House and been instrumental in developing a number of initiatives within the Charity.
On Tour, Luke is known for his laser-like precision with his irons and possessing one of the best short games in the world. He finished 5th on the PGA Tour in scrambling and is known as one of the world’s most proficient bunker players. In 2011 Luke was at the top in the World Rankings, a ranking he held for 55 weeks. While at Northwestern, he won the individual NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships men’s title in 1999, beating the scoring record formerly held by Tiger Woods.
To be a part of this terrific cause and become a member of Luke’s Team, visit the Birdie’s for the House website.