Donald eyeing Major victory


World number one Luke Donald admitted that winning a Major championship this year would be the perfect complement to topping the world rankings.

Donald, who was in sublime form on his way to victory at last week's rain-affected Scottish Open, also said that becoming officially the world's best player had had no impact on his hopes for a maiden Major win.

"I really don't think the world rankings has anything to do with my mindset about winning a Major. I've always wanted to win a Major since I started - since I turned Pro, even before that, obviously growing up watching some of my idols, The Faldos and the Seves and the like. It really doesn't change whether I'm ranked 100 or No. 1," he said.

"You know, I can't control the ranking system; it's a mathematical thing that's worked out. I've obviously played well enough to get to the top, but certainly winning a Major would be the icing on a year that has been very, very successful," he added.

The Ryder Cup star was also confident that the Open Championship could have it's first English winner since Nick Faldo at Muirfield in 1992.

"Certainly European golf and English golf is very strong right now. Obviously in the World Rankings myself and Lee (Westwood) heading that list. We've both been having good years so far, and there's a bunch of other English guys that probably haven't played as well as us but certainly have the potential to win."