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.READ MORE: CTA Orange, Green Line Service Partially Halted, Loop 'L' Trains Snagged Due To Medical Emergency At Roosevelt
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.READ MORE: 'You Will Die:' Jovan McPherson Charged With Shooting CPD Officer, Kidnapping Woman In Lincoln Park
It was the first World Golf Championship title for Kuchar, who last year won The Players Championship.MORE NEWS: 2-Year-Old Chicago Lawn Girl Suffered Burns, Bruises Before She Died, Police Say
Mahan was trying to join Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners.
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