Jamie Donaldson presented with plaque

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• Jamie Donaldson back at the scene of that Ryder Cup shot
• Plaque put into the 15th fairway to commemorate it
• "I still maintain it’s the best shot I’ve ever hit," said Donaldson

JAMIE DONALDSON

Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson was back at the scene of the finest moment of his career as a commemorative plaque was placed on the 15th fairway at Gleneagles where he hit that match-winning wedge shot.


The 39-year-old – who has just returned from a four-month stint playing in the USA that ended with an eighth-placed finish at the Players Championship – was presented with the plaque by Bernard Murphy of Gleneagles and Richard Hills of Ryder Cup Europe, before then attempting to recreate the 146-yard shot on two occasions.

The first was about eight-ten feet away but the second was an absolute carbon copy of the one which saw Keegan Bradley concede the hole and send Team Europe into mass celebrations.
"As soon as I hit it I knew it was good" - Jamie Donaldson

“I still maintain it’s the best shot I’ve ever hit,” Jamie Donaldson said. “He hit a very good shot to about 20 feet but at 146 yards it was the perfect number for me.”

“The adrenaline was pumping, it was downwind, the flag position was perfect and as soon as I hit it I knew it was good.

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“I wasn’t scoreboard watching but I could tell it was coming down to my game because the crowds were gathering. Before we went out, Paul warned us against complacency so I was just focusing on my game but the shot went off and the rest is history.”

With this week off to settle back into the UK following his spell across the Atlantic, the Welshman will be teeing it up at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next week before playing in the Irish Open at Royal County Down the week after.

But less of his upcoming schedule, I’m sure you all want to see that shot again…


Jamie Donaldson :: Ryder Cup hero


Were you at the Ryder Cup to see that shot? What are your memories of it? Leave your thoughts below.

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