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Donald doesn't duck Disney, wants money title

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Luke Donald will play next week’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic in an attempt to maintain his hold on the PGA Tour money title.

'There was never really a decision to be made, I have a chance of making history. See you all at Disney next week #bringiton,' he posted Friday on his Twitter account.

Donald currently leads Webb Simpson by $69,000, but the third-year Tour player opened with a 63 at The McGladrey Classic on Thursday and needed only to finish in the top 15 to pass Donald.

Donald’s wife, Diane, is expecting the couple’s second child next month and the world No. 1 indicated at the Tour Championship that he was probably done with the PGA Tour this season, but the chance to win both the U.S and European Tour money titles wooed him back for one final push.

Its exciting to have this happen, said Disney tournament director Kevin Weickel. The Magnolia and Palm (courses) lend themselves to a lot of birdies so it always seems we come down to a shootout and this will just add to that.

Simpson has not committed to play Disney, but it seems likely he would follow Donald to the finale for a final shootout.