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Jiminez, Molinari and Donald set the standard

Harrington and Rose miss cut at Deutsche Bank Championship

Posted Sep 06, 2010 by Imagine Golf Club News Desk

Luke Donald

The form of the European Ryder Cup players will be pleasing captain Colin Montgomerie after Spain’s Miguel Angel Jiminez saw off Italian Edoardo Molinari by three strokes to win the European Masters and Luke Donald is perfectly position in the Deutsche Bank Championship on the US Tour as he trails leader Jason Day by two strokes with one round to play.

However, he may be concerned that wildcard Padraig Harrington and stand-by Justin Rose both missed the cut on the US Tour event.

Firstly, to the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland. Jiminez, who only secured his spot on the Ryder Cup team last week, was in sublime form shooting rounds of 67, 61, 68 and 67 to win the title on 21 under. Molinari was three shots back after rounds of 66, 65, 68 and 67.

His 61 was a majestic 10 under and included two eagles and six birdies. This kind of form will have the Americans quaking with fear ahead of the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in a few weeks time. They will also be wary of new-boy Edoardo Molinari who carded an 18 under round. He has been in blistering form this season and he will be hoping to continue this into the showpiece on October 1.

Over in the States, Luke Donald heads the European challenge at the Deutsche Bank Championship as he trails by two shots with one round to play.

Aussie Jason Day leads the field on 17 under after a third round 66, whilst American Brandt Snedeker, who shot a 67, separates the pair on -16.

Also at this event, Tiger Woods could see his tag as World Number One go as Steve Stricker and Phil Mickelson both hunt him down. Mickelson in particular has a great chance of claiming the much coveted status. He needs to finish in the top four and hope Woods finishes lower than 24th. At the minute, Woods is tied 23rd and Mickelson is in sixth.

In the ladies game, Laura Davies won her 75th tour title with a victory at the Uniqa Ladies Golf Open in Fohrenwald-Wiener Neustadt in Austria. She finished 11 under with a birdie at the last to seal the title. This is the third time she has won this event and her third title of the season following triumphs in New Zealand and Germany. She also extended her ‘oldest winner on the European Tour’ crown.

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