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Donald Determined Not To Give Up On 2013 Just Yet

The past year or so may have been a real struggle for former world number one Luke Donald, but he isn't ready to throw the towel in just yet.

Donald, who in 2011 became the first man ever to top both the PGA Tour and the European Tour's money lists, has struggled for form this year, and has recently sought the help of new coach Chuck Cook.

Such big changes are a clear show of intent from the Englishman that he is serious about turning his fortunes around, and ahead of the BMW Championship this week he has spoken candidly about his struggles.

Donald said: "'I think someone who was at the pinnacle of the game not too long ago and is now 54th on the FedEx Cup, it's been disappointing. It's been very hard this year. It's been frustrating at times, and I've had to make some tough decisions in terms of changing swing coaches. But I feel good about where things are headed, and I'm excited about the future. This year, I still have time to rescue it.''

Donald's honesty, and his aspirations to re-capture his best form in the wake of an unsettling season-long lack of form are truly admirable, and he'll no doubt be looking forward to the week ahead at the BMW.

The BMW will be played in Donald's adopted home of Chicago, and on 'home turf' he'll certainly be the recipient of vociferous local support, as he is treated as one of their own in the Windy City.

Maybe, just maybe, it is this support that could spark something of a revival in Donald's game.