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Matt Kuchar builds a big lead and captures another big title at Match Play

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    Matt Kuchar tees off on the third hole in the final round of play against Hunter Mahan during the Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Marana, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (The Associated Press)

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    Matt Kuchar reacts to the crowd after chipping onto the first green in the final round of play against Hunter Mahan during the Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Marana, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (The Associated Press)

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    Hunter Mahan chips onto the fourth green in the final round of play against Matt Kuchar during the Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Marana, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (The Associated Press)

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    Hunter Mahan checks his line to the pin on the fourth green in the final round of play against Matt Kuchar during the Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Marana, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (The Associated Press)

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    Hunter Mahan lines up a putt on the second green in the final round of play against Matt Kuchar during the Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Marana, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (The Associated Press)

Matt Kuchar finally put Hunter Mahan in a hole and went on to capture the Match Play Championship on Sunday.

Mahan went 169 straight holes without trailing in this event until Kuchar won the fourth hole with a par and was on his way. He built a 4-up lead at the turn, and then held off a noble rally by Mahan at Dove Mountain.

For all the great shots, the match ended when Mahan went from bunker to desert in taking four shots to reach the 17th green. Kuchar won, 2 and 1, when Mahan conceded his birdie putt.

It was the first World Golf Championship title for Kuchar, who last year won The Players Championship.

Mahan was trying to join Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners.