MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kuchar finally put Hunter Mahan in a hole and went on to capture the Match Play Championship on Sunday.

Mahan went 169 straight holes without trailing in this event until Kuchar won the fourth hole with a par and was on his way. He built a 4-up lead at the turn, and then held off a noble rally by Mahan at Dove Mountain.

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For all the great shots, the match ended when Mahan went from bunker to desert in taking four shots to reach the 17th green. Kuchar won, 2 and 1, when Mahan conceded his birdie putt.

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It was the first World Golf Championship title for Kuchar, who last year won The Players Championship.

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Mahan was trying to join Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners.
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