Money-list champion Luke Donald has ruled himself out of playing at the Shanghai Masters next week, because he wants to stay at home and help out at the birth of his second child.

He is currently leading the race to Dubai by over £1m, but if one of his main competitors (most notably Rory McIlroy) was to win they would jump ahead of him in the rankings – with a massive £1.25m up for grabs in Shanghai.

Donald didn’t think it was much of a decision. “It’s important to make sure that I’m around to support my wife,” he said.

“The birth of our first daughter inspired me to some really great golf.”

“Family does put a lot of things into perspective; my job is very important but the family out-trumps everything,” he added.