Final Day at 2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play

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It wasn't always easy for Hunter Mahan on Sunday at the Accenture Match Play, but he beat Rory McIlroy 2 and 1 to win the title.
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Mahan became the first American to win the Match Play Championship since Tiger Woods in 2008.
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McIlroy could have taken over the No. 1 ranking for the first time in his career with a victory in the final.
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It was Mahans second career World Golf Championship title.
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Mahan played 96 holes in his six matches and had 35 birdies on his scorecards.
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McIlroy couldn't muster any magic in the afternoon.
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Hunter Mahan was on the range in near darkness before his 7:05 a.m. tee time with Mark Wilson in the first semifinal. Mahan went on to beat Wilson 2 & 1.
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It wasn't much lighter when Lee Westwood hit the range to warm up for his 7:20 a.m. tee time with Rory McIlroy.
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McIlroy and Westwood both entered the day with a chance to take over the No. 1 ranking.
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McIlroy trailed his match early, but grabbed a 1-up lead at the turn.
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Westwood was the No. 1 player in the world before Luke Donald seized the top spot last year.
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McIlroy closed out Westwood on the 17th hole, 3 & 1.