Wentworth win perfect for Donald ahead of US Open
Luke Donald believes his recent victory at the BMW PGA Championship has provided him with the perfect preparation for the US Open.
The world number one once again showed his class by holding off compatriot and friend Justin Rose to land his second successive Wentworth title. Despite Donald being widely recognised as the best player in the world, question marks will still remain about his game while he continues to struggle to break his major duck. However, a number of pundits have tipped him to succeed at next week's US Open at San Francisco's Olympic Club, a course many have compared to Wentworth, due to its tight fairways and penal rough. Donald believes his recent win at the Surrey layout will help him coming down the stretch in California as he knows he can rely on his straight driving off the tee. "Pars win US Opens, that's the phrase, and I suppose that's usually a strength of mine," he said. "I think I'm going to have to play pretty solidly off the tee, which in the past has perhaps been a slight weakness. "There are some quite tough tee shots coming down the stretch at Wentworth, and I hit a lot of good, solid shots. That'll be a key for me at the US Open."