Luke Campbell Donald is born in Hemel Hempstead, England. On May 29, 2011 he took over the Official World Golf Ranking No. 1 spot from Lee Westwood and would hold it for 40 weeks until losing it to Rory McIlroy on March 4, 2012. He regained the position three times before he last relinquished it on August 11, 2012 and totals 56 weeks at No. 1, making him currently the fifth longest holder.