With this win - Matt Kuchar

2/24/2013 11:37:00 PM
Matt Kuchar   (Getty Images)
Matt Kuchar (Getty Images)
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2013 – WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS – ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 46th European Tour event.

• Moves back into the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking from 23rd.

• His first WGC title in his 12th WGC appearance.

• Victory in the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship comes in his fourth appearance.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in this event of third in 2011.

• This victory beats his previous best WGC finish of third in the 2011 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.

• Continues with his excellent record in the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship. He lost in round two in 2010, third in 2011, quarter-finalist in 2012, and winner in 2013.

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour finishes of third at the 2011 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship and tied third at the 2012 Masters Tournament.

• Becomes the third first-time winner of the 2013 season, following Scott Jamieson (Nelson Mandela Championship presented ISPS Handa) and Chris Wood (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters).

• This victory sees him join Jeff Maggert (1999), Steve Stricker (2001), Kevin Sutherland (2002) and Geoff Ogilvy (2006) as players making the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship their first European Tour victory.

• Has now won 15 career matches in the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.

• The seventh different American to win the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship. He follows: Jeff Maggert (1999), Steve Stricker (2001), Kevin Sutherland (2002), Tiger Woods (2003-2004 and 2008), David Toms (2005) and Hunter Mahan (2012).

OTHER FACTS

• The 127th American victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the 58th different American to win in European Tour history.

• Becomes the first American to win a European Tour event since Bo Van Pelt at the 2012 ISPS HANDA Perth International.

• Becomes the ninth American victory in the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.

• Becomes the 28th American victory in a WGC event overall.

• Becomes the 11th different American to win a WGC event overall.

• Becomes the 25th different player to win a WGC event overall.

• Becomes the 12th different player to win the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.

• His seventh victory as a professional.

• Gains a place in the 2013 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational, 2013 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2014 Volvo Golf Champions.