Donald wins BMW PGA Championship to return to No. 1
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Luke Donald held off Justin Rose to win his second straight BMW PGA Championship on Sunday and overtake Rory McIlroy for the No. ranking.
Donald won by four strokes after starting the fourth round at Wentworth with a two-stroke lead. He shot a 4-under 68 to finish at 15 under. Sharing second place were Rose (70) of England and fast-closing Paul Lawrie (66) of Ireland.
This is Donald's second victory of the year, following the Transitions Championship in the United States in March. This is the fourth time Donald has been ranked. No. 1. It's the sixth change at the top of the rankings in 12 weeks between Donald and Ryder Cup teammate McIlroy.
McIlroy missed the cut at Wentworth after a second-round 79.