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Hunter Mahan denies Rory McIlroy No. 1

Updated: February 26, 2012, 7:39 PM ET
By Kevin Maguire

Sunday afternoon's championship match at the WGC-Accenture Match Play began with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy poised to take over as the No. 1 player in the world. Hunter Mahan decided he wanted to write a different script.

The 29-year-old American at one point won four out of five holes to give him a commanding 4-up lead through 10 holes. Despite a late charge by McIlroy on the back nine that cut Mahan's lead to two at one point, Mahan won his second WGC title with a 2-and-1 victory ...

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