28 Sep '11, 1am

Donald's birdie putt could be historic #golf

ATLANTA (AP) — That birdie putt by Luke Donald on the final hole of the Tour Championship might turn out to be bigger than anyone imagined. It wasn't enough for Donald to capture the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize. He wound up one shot away from joining the sudden-death playoff at East Lake. But it gave him a three-way tie for third, which was worth $418,667. Had he missed the putt, Donald would have been in a four-way tie for fifth, which would have paid $284,000. That made it a putt worth $134,667, and it could make all the difference in Donald's pursuit of trying to become the first player to win money titles on both sides of the Atlantic. Donald left East Lake atop the PGA Tour money list - by $68,971 over Webb Simpson. Donald is done playing the PGA Tour this year. Simpson, who was exhausted at East Lake from playing six times in seven weeks and winning twice, ha...

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