Luke Donald in Good Position after Round One at Disney

The World's No. 1 player Luke Donald thought perhaps he would have a quiet off-season with the birth of his and wife Diane's second child due anytime now.

Then, Webb Simpson decided to go after his third win of the season during the Fall Series, and try to end Donald's reign atop the PGA Tour money list as well.

Donald trailed Simpson by $363,029 coming into this event for the overall money title and the five year exemption that goes along with that honor.

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at Walt Disney World even went as far as pairing the two together for the first two rounds of play this week as well.

Neither player would have had any other way.

"He [Simpson] asked when I was having my off season," Donald said after his first round. "I said, well, it was going to be this week. Thanks for playing the last two weeks."

Simpson played exceptional well last week at Sea Island forcing Donald to enter the final event of the 2011 PGA Tour season if he is to have any hope of doing what has never been done before.

Winning the money title on both the PGA and European Tours in the same season.

The Englishman knows what is at stake this week at Disney and he knows he needs to most likely win this event to take the money title back from Simpson.

Donald did his part in round one posting a bogey free six-under par, 66 to share the lead with six other players.

Simpson had a solid opening round as well carding a four-under, 68 to finish in a tie for 12th, at the time.

Knowing what he had to do coming into this event. Donald was asked about that in his post round press conference.

"You know, for most of the round I played a pretty solid round of golf today. Couple of loose shots at the end."

"Wasn't that easy out there. I think the wind was strong enough to make it a little bit tricky with club selections. You know, six birdies and no bogeys is always a good round."

The top two players on the money list will tee it up together at leaast one more tomorrow in round two of the CMN Classic, this time on the Magnolia Course.

One player searching for a third win and perhaps Player of the Year honors. While the other is looking to make history winning the money title on both sides of the Atlantic.

With the 2011 PGA Tour money title haning in the balance for both of these players, I'm sure we will see some great golf over the weekend at Walt Disney World.

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