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 has since regained the position more than once and totals over 52 weeks at No. 1, making him currently the fifth longest holder.