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Donaldson revives Ryder Cup moment

MACCLESFIELD’S Jamie Donaldson paid a return visit to the Gleneagles Hotel’s PGA Centenary Course to unveil a commemorative plaque marking his winning Ryder Cup putt.

Donaldson, who became the seventh Welshman in history to play in the competition after qualifying for Paul McGinley’s 2014 team, took the opportunity to walk the 15th hole and try to recreate his winning shot – a 146-yard wedge which landed 18 inches from the pin – in front of an audience of golf fans.

His resulting birdie putt was conceded by opponent Keegan Bradley to give him a 4&3 victory and see Europe over the winning line on their way to an eventual 16.5- 11.5 triumph.

Donaldson, who also won the 2014 European Tour Shot of the Year for the wedge approach, said: “I’ll definitely never get tired of talking about that shot. It was such an amazing moment for me, but more importantly for the team. Everyone had put so much effort into that week, so it was nice to get our just rewards at the end of it. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better finale.”