WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

Matt Kuchar wins 2013 Match Play Championship

Matt Kuchar wins 2013 Match Play Championship

After delays last week thanks to an Arizona snowstorm out of left field, match play was completed at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain this weekend. The prestigious WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course commenced following a string of wacky weather issues this year which have put a damper on the PGA tour. Matt Kuchar took home the Walter Hagen Cup thanks to some pretty great golf, in a victory that thrust him to the top of the FedExCup leader board.

Even though Hunter Mahan played some pretty flawless golf on the back nine Sunday, Kuchar didn’t get rattled and he felt as if the tournament was his from the get go. Kuchar expressed that he “enjoyed being out there,” and “had a great time, but I was also very focused on what I was doing.” He had four clutch birdies on the back nine, the last conceded on the 17th hole for a 2-and-1 victory. This capped off his first World Golf Championship win, placing his name among the top players on the tour.

Kuchar’s win comes as no surprise to golf fans like Mark Rivkin, for this former U.S. Amateur champion had an impressive run last year at Augusta as well as a tie for ninth in July at the Open Championship. The Players Championship and Match Play Championship victories, plus all the top-10’s, have been great experience for the next stage in his career, and Matt Kuchar is now second on the 2013 FedExCup leader board.

Sponsored by the world’s largest consulting firm, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships and is a knockout event staged in late February. This world-class match play championship event is single-elimination and the field consists of the top 64 players available on the Official World Golf Rankings, seeded according to the rankings. The golf event takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona.

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