30 May '11, 6am

Luke Donald beats Lee Westood to become new World No. 1

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Luke Donald won a duel for No. 1 with a playoff victory over fellow-Englishman Lee Westwood. Westwood entered the BMW PGA Championship at No. 1, but it was Donald's approach shot on No. 18 - the first playoff hole - that will send him to the top when the new golf rankings are released Monday. While Donald's approach landed a few feet from the hole Sunday, Westwood sent his shot into a water hazard in the tournament at Wentworth. And just like that, Donald was a winner and No. 1 in the world. "Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?" asked Donald, who joins Westwood and Nick Faldo as the only Englishmen to hold the No. 1 spot since rankings were introduced in 1986. "It's an amazing accomplishment. It's something I will be very proud of when I look back. I will savor this moment, it's very special. I think I will stay the same person, I hope I do." The...

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