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Luke Donald conjured a perfect dÃ©jÃ vu moment at Wentworth Club as he successfully defended the BMW PGA Championship to once again become the best player in the world.
Having triumphed in a play-off against Lee Westwood over the West Course 12 months ago, Donald was once again unbeatable in The European Tour's flagship event as he overcame another of his compatriots, Justin Rose, and Scotland's Paul Lawrie to become only the third man in history, after Sir Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie, to defend the title.
Rose made an electrifying start to his final round in front of record crowds at Wentworth to pull level with Donald after four holes before the World Number One proved himself exactly that by putting his foot on the accelerator and driving into an unassailable lead.
Donald eventually completed a four stroke victory over Lawrie and Rose, to pick up the first prize of â‚¬750,000, with an accomplished closing 68 and 15 under par total of 273.
Rose, joint second with Lawrie, had the consolation of moving to the top of the Race to Dubai with season's earnings of â‚¬1,695,687.
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