Donald feeling fit for tilt at closing triumph

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World No 1 Luke Donald insists he has “enough fuel in the tank” for one more victory as he looks to round off a historic 2011 at the JBWere Australian Masters at Victoria Golf Club.

The Briton was named the PGA Player of the Year on Tuesday after 12 months in which he consistently showed top form.

The leading money-winner in the United States, Donald also became Europe’s Order of Merit champion after finishing third at the Dubai World Championship at the weekend to become the first man to top the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic in the same year.

While the 34-year-old has yet to win a major, his accuracy and a superb short game this year brought Donald four victories, 20 top-10 finishes and £8.45m in prize money.

Donald will now look to complete a memorable year with another win.

“I did have a few celebratory drinks and the flight over was a little rough, but I’m feeling more rested now,” said Donald, whose only previous visit to Australia was as an amateur in the late 1990s.

He added: “I feel like I have enough energy to give, hopefully, everyone a good show.”