Luke Donald fancies his chances of winning his first major at this year's Open Championship at Muirfield.

The 36-year-old, who has been on the top five twice before at the Championship, missed the cut the last time the East Lothian course hosted the event in 2002.

It is seen by many as the most difficult Scottish links course on The Open rota, but that is not a problem for the former World number one.

He said to the Daily Mirror: "It’s going to be all about ball control.

"You have to hit the fairways to get to the greens and that’s all my strengths.

"I have had a couple of top five ­finishes at The Open in recent years so I think I have figured out how to play links golf."

If he were to claim victory this time around, he would become the third golfer this year to break his majors duck, after Adam Scott and Justin Rose have won the US Masters and US Open this year respectively.

Donald, whose best result at a major is tied 3rd at the PGA Championship in 2006, thinks he can learn from his fellow golfer's victories in those tournaments.

"Having seen what Adam and Justin have achieved this year I think my turn will come," he said.

"I have got to No.1 in the world, which they haven’t, and if it doesn’t happen at Muirfield I have still got plenty of years ahead of me in which I can be a Major ­winner."


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