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Donald back on top after Transitions title victory

other Updated: Mar 19, 2012 23:21 IST

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Englishman Luke Donald regained the number one ranking from Rory McIlroy when he won the Transitions Championship at Palm Harbor, Florida. Donald clinched the tournament after he won a sudden-death playoff with South Korean Bae Sang-moon and the American pair of Robert Garrigus and Jim Furyk.

The four finished the event locked at 13-under-par, just one stroke clear of another group of four players, on a heavily congested leaderboard.

Donald, who had closed with a bogey-free round of five-under 66, won on the first playoff hole when he drained a birdie putt

from less than seven feet after a brilliant approach shot from around 157 yards out of the rough.

The win provided the 34-year-old with his fifth victory on the PGA Tour and elevated him back to the top of the world rankings. Donald had been number one until he was passed by McIlroy two weeks ago.

India’s Arjun Atwal faltered after a good start to card a three-over 74 that saw him finish tied 51st .

Jeev finishes t47

Andalucia: A bogey hat-trick in the last three holes marred Jeev Milkha Singh's card as he returned a disappointing two-over 74 to sing off tied 47th in the Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol.

Jeev ended the week at three-under 285. Jeev was three under through first nine with birdies on third, fourth and sixth holes.