Dunlop Phoenix delight for Donald

  • Last Updated: November 18 2012, 14:35 GMT

Luke Donald is back ahead of Tiger Woods as world number two after a five-stroke victory at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan.

Luke Donald: Dunlop Phoenix victory

Donald fired a closing 68 to finish the week 16 under par, with Japan's Hideki Matsuyama second after a 67 and compatriot Koumei Oda's 64 lifting him to third spot.

Four clear with a round to go, Donald's first win since the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May never looked in doubt after he birdied the fourth, eagled the seventh and birdied the next.

He did bogey the next two, but then came seven pars and a birdie on the long 18th.

Collated final round scores & totals (Jpn unless stated, par 71):

268 Luke Donald (Eng) 65 64 71 68

273 Hideki Matsuyama 70 67 69 67

274 Koumei Oda 73 70 67 64

275 Brendan Jones (Aus) 65 72 67 71, Hiroyuki Fujita 69 66 70 70

276 Toshinori Muto 70 69 72 65, Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 70 69 69 68, Hideto Tanihara 65 74 70 67

277 Koichiro Kawano 67 69 70 71

278 Hirohito Koizumi 68 69 68 73, Shunsuke Sonoda 67 66 71 74, Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spa) 70 71 70 67, Shingo Katayama 69 69 68 72, Jonas Blixt (Swe) 70 70 70 68

280 Hyung-sung Kim (Kor) 70 74 68 68

281 David Smail (Nzl) 74 68 69 70, Kazuhiro Yamashita 72 69 70 70, Kyoung-hoon Lee 71 69 72 69, Toru Taniguchi 71 70 71 69

282 Ryuichi Oda 72 71 69 70, Nobuhiro Masuda 69 68 71 74

283 Sushi Ishigaki 74 72 68 69, S j Park (Kor) 69 70 71 73, Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 69 71 72 71, Yui Ueda 74 68 71 70, Daisuke Maruyama 71 70 66 76, Ryo Ishikawa 73 67 73 70, Shigeru Nonaka 69 69 72 73, Min-gyu Cho (Kor) 70 72 70 71, Kurt Barnes (Aus) 71 68 70 74

284 Kazuhiko Hosokawa 70 69 71 74, Kevin Stadler (USA) 71 70 76 67, Tetsuya Haraguchi 72 71 69 72, Sang-moon Bae (Kor) 73 71 71 69, Takashi Kanemoto 70 72 74 68

285 Tommy Nakajima 71 70 76 68, Neven Basic (Aus) 70 73 70 72, Hyun-woo Ryu (Kor) 69 73 72 71

286 Kunihiro Kamii 74 72 73 67, Brad Kennedy (Aus) 74 67 74 71, Yusaku Miyazato 70 69 74 73, S K Ho (Kor) 68 72 72 74, Mamo Osanai 71 68 72 75

287 Han Lee (USA) 74 69 71 73, Yoshinori Fujimoto 71 72 72 72, Steven Conran (Aus) 73 70 74 70, Do-hoon Kim (Kor) 73 72 70 72

288 Tadahiro Takayama 70 70 73 75, Naomichi joe Ozaki 73 70 69 76, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 72 74 71 71, Kenichi Kuboya 74 70 67 77

289 I j Jang (Kor) 72 71 69 77

290 Keiichiro Fukabori 72 73 73 72, Prayad Marksaeng (Tha) 73 72 73 72, Tomohiro Kondo 69 73 75 73, Satoshi Tomiyama 75 71 70 74

291 Kaname Yokoo 72 74 74 71, Kodai Ichihara 72 69 74 76

296 Hiroo Kawai 71 71 75 79, Mitsuhiro Tateyama 73 69 80 74, Yoshikazu Haku 74 70 76 76

297 Tetsuji Hiratsuka 76 70 73 78


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