30 May '11, 8am

PGA Tour Confidential: Luke Donald rises to No. 1 in world ranking #golf

Every week of the 2011 PGA Tour season, the editorial staff of the SI Golf Group will conduct an e-mail roundtable. Check in on Mondays for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join the conversation in the comments section below. DONALD TAKES NO. 1 FROM WESTWOOD Gary Van Sickle, senior writer, Sports Illustrated : What was unthinkable a year ago is now reality. Luke Donald is the No. 1 player in the world. Welcome to the post-Tiger era. How impressive has Donald's run been? How long can he keep it going? Is he a long-term No. 1, or is he just going to have a cup of coffee in the spot, like Martin Kaymer? Gorant : I think it's a pretty nice, sustained run of good to really good golf, marked by consistency more than magic. No doubt a great accomplishment for him, though, after all the crap he took about not wanting it. He feels like a cup of coffee guy, but...

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