SI's Best Photos from the 2013 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship
February 25, 2013
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Matt Kuchar won the 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, beating Hunter Mahan 2 and 1.
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With the win, Kuchar jumped from 23rd to eighth in the Official World Golf Rankings.
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In the finals, Mahan found trouble on the 17th. He conceded the hole -- and the match -- to Kuchar.
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A No. 6 seed, Kuchar beat Hiroyuki Fujita, Sergio Garcia, Nicolas Colsaerts, Robert Garrigus and Jason Day to reach the finals.
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A freak February storm hit the high desert on Wednesday, suspending play during the first round of matches.
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Charl Schwatrzel, a No. 3 seed, attempted to brave the elements on Wednesday during his first round match against Russell Henley. When the weather cleared on Thursday, Henley advanced with a 1 up win.
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The Wednesday storm was the second time in the past three years that snow interrupted the tournament. A brief flurry coated the course in 2011, prior to the championship match between Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer.
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In the span of one hour Wednesday morning, temperatures at Dove Mountain dropped from 50 degrees to 33 degrees, according to The Weather Channel.
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On Thursday, play was delayed several times while officials waited for snow to melt.
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Charles Howell III upset good friend Tiger Woods in the first round 2 and 1.
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After a hot start, top ranked Rory McIlroy lost his first round match to Irishman Shane Lowry on the 18th hole.
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By Friday, the weather gave way to clear skies over Dove Mountain.
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In the 2012 Match Play, Mahan beat Kuchar in the quarterfinals on his way to the title.
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Mahan rose early to prepare for his saturday semifinal against Ian Poulter. He defeated the Englishman to make the finals.
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Scott Piercy waltzed through his first two matches, including a 7 and 6 win over No. 1 seed Luke Donald in the second round. He was eliminated by Steve Stricker in the round of 16.
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Bubba Watson lost to Jason Day in the third round.
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U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson nearly made the final four. He lost 1 down to Mahan in the quarterfinals.
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