MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 27, 2012 – Hunter Mahan earned his fourth career PGA TOUR victory by winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Arizona yesterday. Mahan defeated Rory McIlroy 2&1 in the championship match. Including his win over McIlroy, Mahan had an amazing week in the desert with wins over Zach Johnson, Y.E. Yang, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar and Mark Wilson.
Mahan became the first American since 2008 to win the event and moved up to a career best ninth in the Official Golf Rankings. This was his second career World Golf Championships title, which includes the 2010 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.
Hunter Mahan won 37 of the 96 holes he played throughout the week and had 35 total birdies, which included seven in the championship match. After being one down through six holes in his opening match against Zach Johnson, he did not trail again.
The 2007 Travelers Championship winner will be back to TPC River Highlands this June, as he committed to the field back in early February. Fans can congratulate Hunter on his victory by clicking on the link below and sending a personal note to him.