19 Mar 2012

Donald regains number one ranking from Mcllroy

1:20 pm on 19 March 2012

The Englishman Luke Donald has regained golf's number one world ranking in winning the latest PGA tournament in Flordia.

Donald won the Transitions Champions at Palm Harbour in a sudden-death playoff with South Korean Bae Sang-moon and the American pair of Robert Garrigus and Jim Furyk after the four finished the event locked at 13-under-par.

Donald takes over the top ranking from Rory McIIroy, who only assumed the mantle from Donald two weeks ago.

South African Ernie Els led the event for most of the final day before making bogey on each of the last two holes to miss out on the playoff by a shot.