Posted June 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Luke Donald
Luke Donald still feels the same pressure to win a major even without the No. 1 ranking. Donald held the top spot for most of the majors in 2011 and 2012 and failed to come away with a win in any of the big four. Heading into the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Donald says the ranking doesn't matter. Only winning does. Donald says he has fewer media commitments and other responsibilities outside of golf because he's no longer No. 1. Ranked sixth, Donald says the pressure to win his first major hasn't gone away. Donald shot some practice rounds at Merion last week. He came in late Monday and skipped the day of rain that soaked the course.

Just getting to US Open a challenge

Look up and down the entry list, and you'll find curiosities with players when it comes to the US Open. But nothing confounds quite like the overall record of Luke Donald and Zach Johnson. Arguably two of the premier fairways-and-greens machines, neither has figured out how to master this US Open business. It's difficult to get your arms around Donald's past six visits...
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