20 Mar 2012

Donald, McIlroy start Masters prep

6:21 am on 20 March 2012

The English golf star Luke Donald says he'll be taking time off over the next couple of weeks preparing for the Masters, and he'll probably be practising in Florida with Rory McIlroy from whom he's just regained the world number one ranking.

McIlroy held the number one spot for only a couple of weeks - until yesterday, when Donald won the Transitions Championship in Florida after a 4-way playoff.

34-year-old Donald, who's based in Chicago, had previously been number one for 40 weeks, but he admitted having some doubts about his game after a slow start to this year.