Take a look at the top-10 players in world golf at this moment in time and it makes for rather interesting reading. There are four representatives from America, three from the UK, two from Australia and one from Germany. The average age is a fraction over 31 and players from America and the UK are dominating the sport.

Here, we run the rule over the recent exploits of the top three players from both the UK and US following last weekend’s US PGA Championship, the final major of 2011.

The UK

Luke Donald

Wentworth ClubhouseIt’s been an incredible golfing year for the 33-year-old after he claimed the number one spot in the world rankings with a play-off victory over Lee Westwood at the PGA Championship at Wentworth back in May. That continued rise in prominence came off the back of helping Europe win the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in the previous October. However, there’s one blot on Donald’s copybook and that’s the fact he’s still waiting to sample his first success in a major. “It’s the one disappointment of the season,” he said after the US PGA Championship.

Lee Westwood

Westwood was world number one before losing the mantle to Donald at Wentworth in such dramatic fashion. Like his fellow countryman, Westwood’s CV also lacks a win in a major and the attention that creates seems to irk the 38-yearold somewhat. He said after finishing eighth in Atlanta last weekend: “I have enjoyed playing great for a long time now, but unfortunately when I turn up to majors and I don’t win it’s a disappointing week for everybody it seems – and obviously for me.” More >