Luke Donald beats Lee Westwood at Wentworth to become world No1 Donald takes top spot for first time after play-off Westwood had previously been world's best player Press Association guardian.co.uk, Sunday 29 May 2011 18.38 BST <li class="history">Article history England's Luke Donald is the new world No1. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images England's Luke Donald has become the world No1 for the first time after beating Lee Westwood the man who held top spot in a sudden death play-off for the PGA Championship title at Wentworth on Sunday. At the first extra hole Donald pitched to six feet and then Westwood, from four yards closer, saw his approach spin into the water. Westwood took a double bogey seven and Donald won the £655,250 first prize with a birdie four. In regulation play, Donald was left with a 30-footer for victory on the final hole after Westwood, playing in the group ahead, had missed from six feet, but his two-putt par meant they tied on the six under par total of 278. Westwood was two behind at the start of the day, but went one in front with a front nine 33 and was two clear when he birdied the 15th. However, he bogeyed the next and Donald hit his approach to a foot to draw level. Westwood missed a birdie chance of under six feet on the last. Simon Dyson, another Englishman, finished third on four under after a 69, while Colin Montgomerie was joint seventh his first top-10 finish for almost three years.