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Donald could dominate both tours

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New world No. 1 Luke Donald’s going where no tour player’s been before.

He’s positioning himself to dominate both the PGA Tour and European Tour in a way that no player ever has.

Donald’s in position to make a run at becoming the first player to win both the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup.

Yeah, the Race to Dubai is in just its third season, but Donald’s also in position to become the first player in the history of the game to win the European Tour and PGA Tour money titles in the same season.

Tiger Woods would have been the European Tour’s leading money winner based on earnings in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005-07 but as a non-member of the European Tour wasn’t eligible for the Order of Merit title. Donald's a dual member of the PGA Tour and European Tour.

Plus, Donald has a shot at winning low-scoring average honors on both tours.

This week Donald leads the Race to Dubai standings and is second in the FedEx Cup standings. He’s the leading money winner on both tours. While he leads the PGA Tour in scoring average (69.16), he’s third in scoring (69.42) on the European Tour.

Donald also is making a run at becoming just the third player to win PGA Tour Player of the Year and European Tour Player of the Year in the same season. Padraig Harrington did it in 2008, Vijay Singh in ’04.