Mike Donald

Michael William Donald (born July 11, 1955) is an American professional golfer.

Mike Donald
Personal information
Full nameMichael William Donald
Born (1955-07-11) July 11, 1955 (age 66)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceHollywood, Florida
CollegeBroward Community College
Georgia Southern University.
Turned professional1978
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking77 (July 29, 1990)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament47th: 1990
PGA ChampionshipT47: 1986
U.S. Open2nd: 1990
The Open ChampionshipDNP

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.[2] Donald described his 64 at Augusta as "the round of my life" but followed it up with a second round of 82.[3] He finished the tournament in 47th place.

In 2005, Donald turned 50 and joined the Champions Tour. His best finish on this tour was a T-24 at the 2008 FedEx Kinko's Classic.

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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
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

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Masters Tournament 47 CUT
U.S. Open T34 CUT CUT 2 CUT T33
PGA Championship CUT T67 T48 T62 T47 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Donald never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 30 1990 Ending 29 Jul 1990" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Historic opening round score shot in Masters". Point Pleasant Register. Point Pleasant, West Virginia. UPI. April 6, 1990. p. 4. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Verhage, Brian (April 7, 1990). "McDonald (sic) skies to 82 after 64". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, South Carolina. p. C4. Retrieved September 10, 2012.

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