DUBLIN, Ohio -- It's hard to tell which has left Luke Donald more gassed, the miles he has logged in the air or on the grassy ground.
The newly minted world No. 1 took over the top spot in the rankings on Monday, after it took 73 holes to beat Lee Westwood outside London. A week earlier, he played six rounds to reach the finals of a match play event in Spain. Before that, he battled at the Players Championship in Florida and finished T4.
Now in Ohio, Donald has played four straight weeks in three countries and logged over 200 holes, pro-ams included, and still has the weekend left to play at the Memorial Tournament, where he's four shots off the lead.
"I've got enough for two more days," he said.
Donald shot 3-under 69 in the second round to stay within range of leader Steve Stricker, who took the last two weeks off.
It's not just that Donald has been playing, he's been in contention. He was second at match play before winning at Wentworth, which eats up even more energy. His caddie, John McLaren, was looking a bit drained after the second round at Muirfield Village on Friday, for certain.
Lotta miles, lotta time zones, lotta countries in a month's time.
"I'm looking forward to having a week off," Donald said. "I've had to work on managing my energy levels."