Published February 24, 2013
MARANA, Ariz. – A brief look at the final day of the Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain:
Victor: Matt Kuchar beat Hunter Mahan, 2 and 1, in the championship match.
Spoils: Kuchar earned $1.5 million for his first World Golf Championship title and moved to No. 8 in the world.
Consolation: Jason Day beat Ian Poulter, 1 up.
One streak ends: Hunter Mahan had gone 169 holes in this event without trailing until Kuchar made a par on the fourth hole for the lead.
Another streak continues: Kuchar has won nine straight matches without having to play the 18th hole.
Dynamic duo: Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan have combined for a 27-4 record in the last three years of the Match Play Championship.
Stars & Stripes: It was the first all-American final at the Match Play Championship since Tiger Woods beat Stewart Cink in 2008.
Key statistic: For the second straight year, Americans have won every event on the PGA Tour's West Coast Swing.
Noteworthy: Ian Poulter, 19-3-2 in match play since 2010 going into Sunday, lost two matches in one day.
Quoteworthy: "I think the extra bonus about today is there's a lot more money at the end of the week." — Matt Kuchar on winning $1.5 million more than he earned in 1997 for winning the U.S. Amateur.