Golf: Donald's on course to end his drought

Just a week after one of the worst rounds of his career, Luke Donald has given himself a great chance to end five years without a win in America - and with it go to world number three.

Donald, who missed the halfway cut in Los Angeles after a second round 79, takes on American Ryan Moore today for a place in the semi-finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson.

The Ryder Cup star, yet to be behind in any game, followed wins over Charley Hoffman and Edoardo Molinari with a 3&2 victory over 17-year-old Matteo Manassero yesterday.

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"Last week was my first week back for 11 weeks," said Donald. "I'd worked hard on my game a month prior to that, but it's not the same as competing. I've been trying to work on a few things in my swing and I think I got caught a little bit in between some of my old swing thoughts and some of the new ones. But now I'm feeling good.

German Martin Kaymer faces 47-year-old Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez in another of the quarter-finals, South Korean Ye Yang faces Matt Kuchar, while big-hitting American duo Bubba Watson and JB Holmes clash in the other match.