LUKE DONALD believes completing an historic money list double in Dubai this weekend would be his greatest achievement in golf.
And should he hold off Rory McIlroy -- a player Donald reckons has more talent than anybody he has ever competed against, including Tiger Woods -- for the European Tour crown, the world number one will be able to dedicate it to his late father.
"If it works out on Sunday it will be my biggest accomplishment," said Donald today, as he prepared to defend a lead of more than £680,000 over McIlroy at the Dubai World Championship.
First prize is £793,298, so even if Ireland's young US Open champion, his only remaining challenger for the title, wins the event Donald needs "only" to finish in the top nine to put the icing on a magnificent season's work.
Donald returned last week from a month-long break during which his father Colin died suddenly and his second daughter was born only a few days later.
"It's been a wide range of emotions, something you can't ever prepare for," he said. "My father's death was very, very sad and very tough, but the birth of my second daughter spread a little grace on the situation.
"I'm not sure he will specifically be on my mind this weekend, but it would be nice to win it for him."
The PGA Tour title is already in the bag, achieved in spectacular fashion in October. Donald went into the final event of their season trailing Webb Simpson by nearly £230,000. He had to finish first or second just to have a chance of taking the number one spot and with a round to play was in 14th place, five shots off the lead.
With nine holes left it was Simpson out in front, but Donald birdied the next six and, with the American falling back, an inward 30 made him the first European to top the money list in the States.