With this win - Hunter Mahan

2/26/2012 10:51:25 PM
Hunter Mahan  (Getty Images)
Hunter Mahan (Getty Images)
SUNDAY FEBUARY 26, 2012 – WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS – ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 43rd European Tour event.

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory since the 2010 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

• Only the sixth player to win multiple WGC events. He would follow: Tiger Woods (16), Geoff Ogilvy (three) and two each for Darren Clarke, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson.

• His second WGC victory came in his 14th WGC appearance.

• His first victory in the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship came in his fifth appearance.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship of tied ninth in 2011.

OTHER FACTS

• The sixth different American to win the WGC- Accenture Match Play Championship. He follows: Jeff Maggert (1999), Steve Stricker (2001), Kevin Sutherland (2002), Tiger Woods (2003, 04, 08) and David Toms (2005).

• Becomes the first American to win a WGC event since Nick Watney (2011 WGC – Cadillac Championship).

• The first American to win on The European Tour International Schedule since Keegan Bradley (2011 US PGA Championship).

• The 123rd American victory in European Tour history.