Jamie Donaldson: Happy to top the leaderboard on Thursday with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy struggling
Jamie Donaldson was happy to top the Abu Dhabi leaderboard on Thursday, with both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggling.The Welshman was the early clubhouse leader as his five-under-par 67 gave him him a one-shot lead over Spain's Pablo Larrazabal.Moving five clear of Woods and eight of McIlroy, Donaldson said: "I played some pretty good golf out there."It's a tough day - the wind is blowing a little and a little wind there makes the course very difficult."I was more often than not in the short stuff, which you need to around here. The rough is very penal."The Irish Open champion will not be getting carried away by his start, only three months ago in Shanghai Donaldson led the BMW Masters but ended up finishing 16th.