Monday, February 27, 2012

Mahan wins WGC Accenture Match Play

Hunter Mahan won his second World Golf Championship title adding to his two PGA victories. His path to victory was not an easy feat. Mahan faced many of the world's best. Mahan defeated former Masters Champion Zach Johnson, former PGA Champion Y.E. Yang, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar, Mark Wilson, and U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy. His opponents had an average World Golf Ranking of 27.33 and included the World's No. 2 and No. 5. Mahan's opponents have a combined total of 31 PGA victories and a combined total of  $113,830,353 career earnings. 

Mahan won a total of 37 holes and conceded only 17 in his win.

With Mahans victory he postponed McIlroy's quest for No. 1 and improved himself to No. 9 in the World Rankings. Mahan will take the next week off, while Rory McIlroy will compete at the Honda Classic at PGA National in Florida to gain the title of the world's best.

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