Luke Donald an outsider for BBC Sports Personality

William Hill says Luke Donald an unlikely winner despite his remarkable achievements in 2012

Luke Donald

Luke Donald is ranked as the least likely of the three golfers on the shortlist to win this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year says bookmaker William Hill.

Despite a record-breaking year, Donald is a 16/1 shot to take the award in which fellow golfers Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy are at 3/1 and 9/1 respectively.

The world's number one golfer has had a remarkable year where he has won both the US and European money lists after sealing the Race to Dubai title last weekend.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "There can be little doubt that the golf vote is going to be split between the three players in the shortlist."

In 2012, Donald will be looking for the most-coveted of titles, a Major, and William Hill are already offering prices on Donald in the Majors.

He is 1/8 to win none, 3/1 to win one, 20/1 to take two titles, 100/1 for a hattrick of Majors and 200/1 for a clean sweep of all four.

You can also get prices on which tournament you think he will do it in. Donald is 16/1 to win the US Masters 2012, 18/1 for the US Open 2012, 18/1 for the Open 2012 and 20/1 for the USPGA 2012. If you think he will claim his first Major in 2013 or later you can get odds of 1/8.

Latest BBC SPOTY odds with William Hill:

Mark Cavendish 2/5 Darren Clarke 4/1 Rory McIlroy 10/1 Mo Farah 12/1 Luke Donald 16/1 Alistair Cook 50/1 Andrew Strauss 100/1 Dai Greene 100/1 Andy Murray 150/1 Amir Khan 150/1

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