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Luke Donald (and his pants) had a rough day in Dubai

November 20, 2014

Luke Donald had a bad day in Dubai, but he kept a good sense of humor. On top of not playing well, this happened:


"#playedlikeanasstoday" read part of the caption. Donald shot an opening-round 76 and is ahead of just one player in the 60-man field. Not that his score is too surprising.

It's been two and a half years since Donald won on either the European or PGA Tours. He has fallen to 39th in the Official World Golf Ranking after being ranked No. 1 as recently as August 2012.

Earlier this month, Donald said he was switching back to his old swing coach, Pat Goss, after spending a little more than a year with Chuck Cook. Goss was Donald's coach at Northwestern.

Hmm. Those pants look to be a Wildcats' purple. If they're holdovers from Donald's time there, it was time for a change anyway.