Luke Donald was far from the story at the 2012 British Open, but the world's top ranked golfer had a redemptive weekend. Donald— a native Englishman who graduated from Northwestern— had two disappointing showings at the 2012 major tournaments, finishing tied for 32nd place at the Masters and missing the cut at the U.S. Open.
But at the 2012 Open Championship, Donald snuck into the top five, tying for fifth at 2-under with Graeme McDowell. Ernie Els' 68 on Sunday propelled him to the championship, but Donald was— in a sense— right behind him, shooting 68 on Sunday to vault up the leaderboard. Donald was solid all week, shooting no lower than 68 and no higher than 71.
Illinois graduate Steve Stricker tied for 23rd at 2-over, which is a step down from where he finished (tied for 15th) at the 2012 U.S. Open.
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