SHANGHAI (AP) — Top-ranked Luke Donald has withdrawn from the HSBC Champions next week in Shanghai to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.
"Making history in the sport is very important to me, but the roles of husband and father are the most important in the world to me and being there for my wife and family is where I have to be," said Donald, who on the PGA Tour's season-ending event last week to take the tour's money title.
"My goal has been to try and top the money list on the PGA Tour and the European Tour and I still hope to accomplish that. WGC-HSBC Champions is a world-class event, and as a player you look forward to competing against the best. I think it is great for the game to have such an important event in Asia, and I look forward to being able to participate next year."