EVERYONE at Beaconsfield Golf Club is convinced former member Luke Donald is destined to fulfil his dream of landing a major soon, now he has reclaimed his number one world ranking.
That's according to the club's pro, Chris Dodds, who, like all the others at the club who know him, are avidly watching his progress on the world stage.
This week, Donald (pictured with the trophy) stormed to a hugely impressive victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, finishing four strokes ahead of Justin Rose and Scot Paul Lawrie.
He became only the third man to retain the title, having won it after a play-off with Lee Westwood 12 months ago.
The £599,000 winners cheque for landing the biggest prize on the European Tour was rewarding enough, but even more pleasing for the south Bucks golfer was that he reclaimed the top world ranking.
Now the only thing missing from the CV is that elusive first major.
“All the things we said about him when he first became world number one still holds true,” Dodds told the Advertiser.
“We are very proud of his achievements and everybody here feels he's more than capable of putting together a great week to win a major.
“He was very highly regarded in his time here and he still is. A lot of our members went down to cheer him on at Wentworth, others followed his progress on the TVs here. We are big fans.”
Donald himself said: “Winning a big event like this just adds to my confidence. The key now is to use that confidence to put four rounds together at a major, as I have done this week.”
Donald flew off to America on Monday to prepare for the Memorial tournament, with the next big one – the US Open – coming up on June 14-17 at The Olympic Club, San Francisco.