The Open 2010: Luke Donald happy with St Andrews finish
The Open Championship, St Andrews, 15-18 July Highlights: Red Button, BBC Sport website and iPlayer
Donald - I could sell that finish for quite a bit of money!
Luke Donald had plenty to smile about after a strong finish at St Andrews helped him finish as one of the highest-placed Britons at the Open.
The 32-year-old had floated in and out of contention but concluded his final round with eagle at the difficult 17th and then birdie at the 18th for a 69.
"I could sell that finish for quite a few pounds to anyone in the last two groups," Donald told BBC Sport.
Graeme McDowell ended up three under par while Ian Poulter was three over.
Midlander Robert Rock finished level with Donald at five under after a closing 69, securing qualification for the 2011 Open at Royal St George's in the process, while Bradley Dredge from Wales was on two under.
"It's massive not having to go through qualifying. It's great to have made the top 10," Rock told BBC Sport.
Darren Clarke ended up level par overall after a 71, with Ross Fisher shooting 74, good enough for one under and a share of 37th place.
"I'm disappointed to shoot two over," Fisher told BBC Sport. "But conditions this week have been tough and the final day pin positions were very tough.
"And, although I played decently, I did not get the breaks when I needed them."
US Open champion McDowell accepted he came into this week not at his peak after partying hard following his win at Pebble Beach.
The Northern Irishman fell back to three under at the finish having reached five under through 10 holes of his final round.
"I'm not quite myself at the minute in terms of getting my head screwed back on but after these last two weeks it could have been a lot worse," he said.
"I played beautifully today, the best I've played all week but I finished like an absolute amateur - three-putting 16 and four-putting 17.
"I didn't quite get the job finished and it has been a frustrating week. Tee to green I controlled my ball pretty well but I putted diabolically, which is unlike me on this type of green.
"I didn't clean up this week the way I cleaned up around Pebble Beach."
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