Matt Kuchar knocked off defending champion Hunter Mahan 2 and 1 in the championship match of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship to nab his first WGC title.
After halving the first three holes, Kuchar went on a run where he won four holes in a five-hole span with two birdies and two pars. Mahan then won the 10th with a par and the par-5 11th with a birdie and looked like he was going to take the 12th with a tight approach to the par 3. It wasn't meant to be, as Kuchar rolled in a mid-range birdie on top of him to squelch the momentum. Kuchar took the 13th, but surrendered the 14th and 16th to significantly tighten the match. He then kept his streak alive of not having a match go to the 18th hole all week, making a birdie from a fairway bunker on the par-4 17th hole to close out Mahan. Not only was the win is his first WGC title, but it was also his fifth PGA TOUR victory. While he would have eventually qualified for the PGA Championship, this clinches the berth. He's now fully exempt on TOUR through 2017-18. Feb. 24 - 6:18 pm et