First Tee Announcer Butchers Donald Introduction - "Luke McDonald"

The former World No.1 was introduced as Luke McDonald at the Honda Classic

First Tee Announcer Butchers Donald Introduction - "Luke McDonald"
Screenshot: @lukedonald Instagram

The former World No.1 was introduced as Luke McDonald at the Honda Classic

First Tee Announcer Butchers Donald Introduction - "Luke McDonald"

Luke Donald was victim of a hilarious first tee announcement at the weekend during the Honda Classic.

The Englishman pointed out on Instagram that there was three errors in the first tee announcer's call before he teed off.

The announcer first said welcome to the "2016" Honda Classic before quickly realising he had slipped up.

Donald pointed out that the announcer's pronunciation of High Wycombe wasn't the best but that may be slightly harsh having listened to it back.

The worst was yet to come though, as he then stated that Donald was the 2016 Honda Classic winner...only 10 years out!

That's right, the Englishman won the tournament in 2006, not 2016.

Then came the best bit, as Donald was introduced as 'Luke McDonald'. Watch the video below:

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Donald wrote on Instagram, "Other than pronouncing my hometown wrong, getting the year I won The Honda incorrect & getting my name wrong, the announcer nailed it!!!"

Ian Poulter commented simply, "Hi Ronald" and "Brilliant."

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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