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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 July 2007, 14:40 GMT 15:40 UK
Donald blames chipping problems
Luke Donald plays from the sand during his final round
Donald has failed to finish in the top 30 in his eight Opens
England's Luke Donald blamed his short game for his dismal display at this year's Open which saw him finish 13 over par at Carnoustie.

Donald was Britain's highest-ranked player coming into the event but fell away after an opening-round 70.

He had rounds of 76 and 73 before carding seven bogeys in dismal weather conditions for a closing 78.

"My chipping was miserable, to say the least, I felt my short game was not very good at all," he said.

"I didn't really hit the ball badly, but I just didn't score."

England's Mark Foster had posted the first sub-par round of the day despite having the worst of the conditions, carding a 69 to finish four over par.

Sandy Lyle, winner of the Open in 1985 and the Masters in 1988, hit three double bogeys, three bogeys and two pars for a final-round 79. The score puts him on 14 over par.

Fellow Scot Alastair Forsyth had a double bogey at the 6th and seven bogeys to finish on 15 over for the tournament.



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