Positive start for Donald in USPGA

Positive start for Donald in USPGA

Luke Donald, who looked to be heading for a second missed cut in the majors this year at lunchtime yesterday, was back in action at the USPGA Championship this morning – and off to a good start in his third round.

Donald had to wait several hours before discovering that his six over par halfway total was just good enough to survive.

It was still windy on his return to Kiawah Island, but nothing like as blustery as the previous day and Donald’s short-game skills served him well.

After pushing his opening drive onto the sandy waste he went over the green, but chipped to six feet and made it, then splashed out of more sand to 10 feet at the long second and birdied.

There was still an awful long way for him to go, however, to have even an outside chance of climbing into contention.

On five over he was in a tie for 61st, with the lead held on four under by Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson.

More in this Section

The science behind the photo that put a hurler on the moonThe science behind the photo that put a hurler on the moon

James Sugrue ready to fly when he finally reaches Augusta’s Crow’s NestJames Sugrue ready to fly when he finally reaches Augusta’s Crow’s Nest

Twenty years on, Cork still responding to Curaheen Park’s callTwenty years on, Cork still responding to Curaheen Park’s call

The unmasking of Roy KeaneThe unmasking of Roy Keane


Lifestyle

Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students mustn’t be forced to go through the motions with state exams, and we need creative thinking to find alternatives fast, writes mother and educator Ellie O’Byrne.Policy fail? Insistence that state exams go ahead in June is glib and ignorant

Yes, we all need to stay at home but that doesn't mean your children have to be bored, says Michelle McGlynnWorld of wonder: What to do with the children outdoors

Over the next three weeks, I am going to outline how you can support yourself and your family over this period of lockdown, writes Richard Hogan.Learning Points: Keeping children on a healthy and happy regime

As we are settling into our new routines of self isolation, staying at home and home schooling it feels that a whole new set of pressures is coming down the tracks.Mum's The Word: Pressure to be productive in a world of online classes

More From The Irish Examiner