Major disappointments are dazzling Donald’s only regret

WORLD No1 Luke Donald admits his performances in Majors have been the only blots on a landmark year that has been comfortably the best of the Englishman’s career – and promises to get even better.

Donald, 33, completed the first part of a potential historic double by securing top spot in the PGA Tour money list with a sensational final round at the Disney Classic in Florida on Sunday.

He now hopes to become the first man to win the American and European money lists in the same season, and is strong favourite with a lead of more than £1m going into the last eight European tour events.

Yet his Major duck remains intact after 29 attempts and, despite tying for fourth at the Masters earlier this year, his failure to land one of the four biggest prizes remains a solitary source of regret.

“I’m very, very excited about my golf,” said Donald (right).

“Obviously the only disappointing part of the year, I suppose, is not winning a Major, but I’ll keep persevering and giving myself opportunities.”

Donald adjusted his schedule to give himself the best chance of winning the PGA Tour title but will now take time off as his wife prepares to give birth to their second daughter.

After that he is expected to play in the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa next month, before the European Tour’s big-money finale in Dubai in early December.