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  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Mahan holds off McIlroy at WGC Matchplay Tournament

    27 Feb 2012

    The World Golf Championships started with the top 64 golfers in the world and ended with the Final Four players on Sunday, featuring Rory McIlroy vs. Lee Westwood and Hunter Mahan vs. Mark Wilson. 

    McIlroy knocked off Westwood 3 & 1 in the dramatic morning match on Sunday, and had a chance to replace Luke Donald as the #1 ranked golfer in the world. However, Mahan continued his impressive week of match play, beating Wilson 2 & 1 and then McIlroy 2 & 1 in the final for victory. Mahan played the best golf all week, with 35 birdies in 96 holes across 6 matches. In the consolation match, Wilson beat Westwood 1 up for third place.

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    The next World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship is Mar 8-11 at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral.

    With his victory, Mahan moves to #9 in the world rankings, with Donald #1, McIlroy #2 and Westwood #3 and Wilson #24.

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    Hunter Mahan has had a busy couple years, both on and off the golf course...

    • 2010 - records his second and third PGA Tour wins and makes his second Ryder Cup team
    • 2010 - flubs a chip in final match at Ryder Cup to give Europe the victory
    • 2011 - appears in top-viewed Golf Boys video with over 3 million views on YouTube
    • 2011 - married Dallas Cowboy's cheerleader Kandi Harris, who was featured on the 2006 TV season of Making The Team
    • 2012 - currently building a 19,000 square foot home in Dallas

    ...more on Hunter Mahan website.

    Mahan also plays the new PING G20 golf clubs, one of the top virtual golf clubs available on free online golf game World Golf Tour.

     

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