Mahan wins Match Play Championship

HUNTER MAHAN denied Rory McIlroy the No. 1 ranking by winning the Match Play Championship on Sunday (Monday in Manila).

Mahan built a 4-up lead after 10 holes and held off the late rally of McIlroy to win 2 and 1 and capture his second World Golf Championship title.

“He’s the best player in the world right now,” Mahan said. “I knew he’d made a charge, and he did.”

A victory would have pushed McIlroy to the top of the world golf ranking. He defeated Lee Westwood in the semifinals to get a chance to replace current No. 1 Luke Donald. Noli Cruz


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