Luke Donald needs nose surgery
Luke Donald is to have surgery to cure a long-standing problem with his sinuses.
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The world number two admits he is suffering with his nose at present and claims it affected him again during the final two rounds in Dubai over the weekend when he finished in a tie-for-third at the World Tour Championship.
The Chicago-based Englishman had started Sunday holding a share of the lead with Rory McIlroy, who went on to win the tournament with a five-shot advantage over Donald.
The 34-year-old said: "My sinuses are all completely clogged up and every time I get a little bit run down they turn into infections.
"Hopefully, the surgery will fix it. It's a pretty quick and easy operation.
"I don't like to make excuses but the last couple of days I've had the sinus issue again.
"I felt a little bit flat and unfortunately I couldn't get things going on Sunday."