Kuchar wins Match Play title
MARANA, Arizona (Reuters) Matt Kuchar derailed Hunter Mahan bid to win back to back titles at the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2 canada goose coats victory over his fellow American in the final on a cheap Canada Goose wind buffeted Sunday. tees off on the 15th hole during the championship canada goose coats on sale match of the buy canada goose jacket cheap WGC Accenture Match Play Championship golf tournament in Marana, Arizona February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan
Four up after nine holes on a chilly, sun splashed afternoon at Dove Mountain, Canada Goose Outlet Kuchar fended off a Mahan resurgence after the turn before Canada Goose sale sealing the canada goose factory sale win at the par four 17th where his opponent took cheap canada goose uk four shots to reach Canada Goose Jackets the green.
It was Kuchar fifth triumph on the PGA Tour and his first success in one of canada goosethe elite World Golf Championships (WGC) events which bring together the game leading players.
Defending champion Mahan, who had not trailed in any of his five previous matches this week, never recovered after going three down with a run of four canada goose black friday sale consecutive bogeys from the par three third.
not sure I can explain how excited I am to have won this tournament, the 34 year old Kuchar told reporters, grinning broadly as he sat next to the cherished Walter Hagen Cup after earning the winner cheque for $1.5 million.
come out on top after six matches of playing guys, the top 64 guys in the world, it an incredible feeling.
lot of credit goes to Hunter for staying and fighting the way he did. That four down deficit had to be tough for him at the turn where things could have easily gone quickly. he really started playing some good golf.
Both players wore balaclavas as temperatures dropped tothe mid 40s (F) with a wind chill factor of 37 and Mahan faltered early, bogeying the par four fourth after failing to reach the green canada goose clearance sale in canada goose uk black friday two and hitting a poor chip 20 feet short.
He also canada goose uk outlet bogeyed the fifth, after taking three shots to reach the green, and the par three sixth, where he three putted from long range, to go three down.
Kuchar went 4 up with a birdie at the par five eighth, getting up and down from just off the back of the green while Mahan had to settle for a par after missing the green well to the left with his second shot.
FIRST BIRDIE Mahan clawed one hole back with a two putt par at the 10th, where Kuchar bogeyed, before recording his first birdie of the round at the par five 11th to trim his opponent lead to 2up.
As the chilly desert winds Canada Goose Parka gusted up to 30 mph (48.28 kph), Kuchar did well to birdie Canada Goose Coats On Sale the par three 12th where Mahan tee shot ended up just five feet from the pin, sinking a 14 footer to stay 2up.
Both Americans failed to reach the green in two at the par five 13th but Kuchar pitched up to five feet and coolly sank the birdie putt to regain a 3up advantage.
Mahan immediately responded, hitting a pinpoint approach to within three feet canada goose store of the flag at the par four 14th for a conceded birdie as Kuchar was again pegged back to 2up.
Though Mahan birdied the driveable par four 15th, Kuchar matched him by sinking a slick 11 footer before coming unstuck with a bogey at uk canada goose outlet the par three 16th where his canada goose clearance tee shot sailed into a grandstand.
Both players ended up in the right fairway bunker off the tee at the par four 17th but Mahan, from a relatively poor lie, struck his second shot under a bush in a waste bunker short of the green.
Kuchar approach settled within five feet of the flagstick and he watched as Mahan blasted out of the bush for his ball to advance only a few uk canada goose feet. After chipping up to eight feet, Mahan conceded the hole buy canada goose jacket and the match.
was Canada Goose Online a long day, said Mahan, a five times winner on the PGA Tour who beat 2010 Match Play champion Ian Canada Goose online Poulter 4 in the semi finals earlier on Sunday. conditions couldn have been harder, canadian goose jacket I don think.
just had a bad stretch against Matt on the front nine there that put me just a little bit too far behind.
In the consolation match, Australian Jason Day beat Britain Poulter 1up to secure canada goose uk shop third place. (Reporting by Mark Lamport Stokes; Editing by Gene Cherry).