Donald trying to follow Scott, Rose as major champs


GULLANE, Scotland – Luke Donald believes his time will come. Soon. He has to.

The former world No. 1 saw friend Adam Scott win the Masters in April, then, last month at Merion outside Philadelphia, he saw compatriot Justin Rose collect his first major championship.

Meanwhile, Donald is still waiting for major championship glory. He’s now played in 38 majors as a professional and has recorded eight top-10 finishes. He was in contention at the U.S. Open before faltering Sunday.

“We’ve been on a similar path up until this year,” Donald said about Scott and Rose Wednesday at the British Open at Muirfield. “Obviously they’ve stepped up a gear and I would love to follow in their footsteps.”

Donald is happy for his friends, not jealous of their recent major success. It makes him practice harder, makes him realize what he’s known all along, that he is good enough to win a major championship.

“I’m always searching for ways to improve and ways to keep giving myself chances,” Donald said. “That’s a constant battle and a constant process that’s going on in my head. I try not to see it as exasperation. I try to see it as a challenge more than anything.”