Michael William Donald (born July 11, 1955) is an American professional golfer.
|Full name||Michael William Donald|
|Born||July 11, 1955|
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|College||Broward Community College|
Georgia Southern University.
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||77 (July 29, 1990)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||47th: 1990|
|PGA Championship||T47: 1986|
|U.S. Open||2nd: 1990|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
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. Donald described his 64 at Augusta as "the round of my life" but followed it up with a second round of 82. He finished the tournament in 47th place.
Professional wins (3)Edit
PGA Tour wins (1)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jul 16, 1989||Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic||−16 (67-66-70-65=268)||Playoff||Tim Simpson, Hal Sutton|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||1989||Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic||Tim Simpson, Hal Sutton||Won with birdie on fourth extra hole|
Sutton eliminated by par on third hole
|2||1990||U.S. Open||Hale Irwin||Lost to birdie on first extra hole after 18-hole playoff;|
Irwin: +2 (74),
Donald: +2 (74)
Other wins (2)Edit
Results in major championshipsEdit
Note: Donald never played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- "Week 30 1990 Ending 29 Jul 1990" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "Historic opening round score shot in Masters". Point Pleasant Register. Point Pleasant, West Virginia. UPI. April 6, 1990. p. 4. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- Verhage, Brian (April 7, 1990). "McDonald (sic) skies to 82 after 64". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, South Carolina. p. C4. Retrieved September 10, 2012.