April 28 2011
For the third straight week, Luke Donald has a chance to overtake Lee Westwood and become the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Donald entered this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans ranked No. 3 behind Westwood and Martin Kaymer. He needs to win or finish second to overtake Kaymer -- and possibly unseat his fellow Brit at the top.
Of course, all this depends on how Westwood does at the Ballantine's Championship, which is being played this week in Seoul.
Westwood needs to finish fifth or better there to retain the No. 1 spot he wrestled from Kaymer with his win Sunday in Indonesia. But if Donald is second at the Zurich Classic, Westwood needs to finish in the top three to stay at No. 1 and if Donald wins in New Orleans, Westwood also needs a victory to hold him off.
Westwood shot an even par 72 in the first round at the Ballantine’s Championship and is currently tied for 36th.
Donald, who hasn’t finished lower than 10th in his last five PGA TOUR starts, needed a win at last week’s Heritage to grab the No. 1 spot. He ended up in solo second after losing a three-hole playoff with Brandt Snedeker.
Donald tees off the first hole at TPC Louisiana at 1:30 p.m. ET. Click here to tollow Donald’s round on ShotTracker.