Director Spotlight: Luke Donald and Mark Wilson

 

On the course, Mark Wilson and Luke Donald are having top seasons thanks to big wins in recent tournaments. Off the course, the two are WGA Directors who play a special role in helping promote the Evans Scholars Foundation.

 

Luke Donald

*No. 1 World ranking
*FedExCup Ranking: 4
*PGA TOUR victories: 3, including the 2011 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship (pictured)
International victories: 5, including the 2011 BMW PGA Championship
Currently resides: Northfield, Ill.
Interests: Art, music, wine-making

On his caddie's most important role:
"I need to be able to rely on and trust him. A caddie must speak up when he thinks the player is doing something wrong."

On becoming a WGA Director:
"Being based in Chicago for the last 14 years, I have seen the benefits of hte Evans Scholars Foundation. I love what they do an dthe opportunities they provide."

On sending caddies to college:
"I enjoy being part of anything golf-based. Through caddying, you can learn many life lessons. Everyone desrves a chance to go to college, and this particular scholarship combines golf and education, which is fantastic."

 

 

Mark Wilson

*FedExCup Ranking: 6
*PGA TOUR victories: 4, including the 2011 Sony Open in Hawaii (pictured)
Currently resides: Elmhurst, Ill.
Interests: Spending time with family, watch The Office

On his caddie's most important role:
"To keep me focused when needed and relaxed when I'm not hitting a shot."

On becoming a WGA Director:
"My wife and I wanted to support the Evans Scholars for a long time, and being a Director gives me the opportunity to meet many deserving caddies who will go on to be successful in life."

On sending caddies to college:
"Caddying is hard work. If a person puts in the necessary requirements to be up for an Evans Scholarship, then he or she is going to use their scholarship to their advantage, continuing to work hard in chasing their dream."

 

*Player statistics are as of July 11, 2011

-First printed in the Summer 2011 WGA Evans Scholars Magazine