Jamie Donaldson recreates his winning Ryder Cup shot

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Golf courses love a good plaque. From Hogan’s US Open 1-iron at Merion to Tiger’s numerous markers around the world, they’re a fitting tribute to a great shot. 

Gleneagles is the latest to join the ranks with Welshman Jamie Donaldson returning to unveil the plaque immortalising the spot from which he hit his Ryder Cup-winning wedge last September. 

Donaldson was 146 yards out on the par-4 15th hole on the PGA Centenary Course in his Sunday singles match against Keegan Bradley. He stepped up and hit his wedge to about a foot to clinch the Cup for Europe. 

He told us: “I’ll definitely never get tired of talking about that shot. It was such an amazing moment for me, but more importantly for the team. Everyone had put so much effort into that week, so it was nice to get our just rewards
at the end of it. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better finale.”

Do it yourself: Green fees on the PGA Centenary, £180 a round or £230 a day. 

Jamie Donaldson