Welshman Jamie Donaldson confident ahead of US PGA

Jamie Donaldson

Jamie Donaldson says his experience will prove beneficial in the first round of the 2013 US PGA at Oak Hill Country Club on Thursday.

Wales' number one tied 17th at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational to prepare for the final major of the year.

"My game is in good shape and I think the course will suit my game," said Donaldson."

Donaldson will become only the second Welshman behind Ian Woosnam to play in all four majors.

Pontypridd-born Donaldson finished the Open Championship in Muirfield tied 32nd - on nine over par - his best finish in the tournament.

Now he insists he is ready for the challenge facing him at Rochester in the State of New York.

"I'm really looking forward to this week," said Donaldson.

"I've got great memories from last year's US PGA at Kiawah Island and I'd like to at least repeat that this week."

Donaldson finished tied seventh last year - his best finish in a major.

This year, after missing the cut in the US Masters, he finished tied 32nd at both the US Open at Merion in June and The Open at Muirfield last month.

"I'm playing well at the moment so who knows," said Donaldson.

"Majors are always special, but I've just got to concentrate on my own game.

"It's a case of putting the ball in the right place and taking your chances when they come. There won't be too many birdie chances out there so when you put yourself in a position to take one you have to take it."

Donaldson's only victory of the year came in January, when he beat a high-quality field, including the world number one Tiger Woods, to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

He added: "I saw Tiger go so close to a 59 last week. It would be great if I could put a run together like that. Who knows, maybe it will be him and me as the final paring come Sunday!"

Woosnam remains the only Welshman to win a major with victory in the 1991 Masters.

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