Hunter Mahan wins Accenture Matchplay February 26 2012

Hunter Mahan out maneuvered Rory McIlroy 2 and 1 in the championship match to earn his second-career victory in a World Golf Championship. Successful hunt GREENWOOD/GETTY IMAGES Asked if it felt good to win Hunter said, "Yeah, boy, it feels good. It feels good. It's been;  I didn't realize how difficult it is to win this week because it is six matches and you're playing against the best players in the world. I had to beat Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Y.E. Yang, and Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson, all tough players, all tough match play players. It feels good because you're going against the game's best. I played well from tee-to-green, putting to chipping to driving, irons, everything was there. I needed everything to win. It feels good. I'm very proud of how I played. It feels great. It really does."   Rory was trying to find the positives out of the week, "Yeah, you know, not the result that I wanted going out this afternoon. It's still been a positive week. I got through a couple of matches early on this week, which could have went either way. I dug in there and I was able to find some good golf when I needed to. So that was a positive. Yeah, it's a good result. It's, again, not what I was looking for. But I can look back on this week and take many positives out of it." With Westwood and McIlroy both failing to win this event, Luke Donald remains as the number one golfer in the world, probably much to his surprise.