Result: Matt Kuchar wins WCG-Accenture Matchplay title

Matt Kuchar plays a shot during the Northern Trust Open on February 14, 2013
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Matt Kuchar holds off a late fightback from Hunter Mahan to claim his first WCG-Accenture Matchplay title in Tucson, Arizona.

Matt Kuchar has egded past Hunter Mahan to claim the WCG-Accenture Matchplay title in Tucson, Arizona.

Kuchar beat Jason Day in this morning's semi-final to set up a showdown with Mahan, who himself had battled past Ian Poulter to make the final.

The 34-year-old seized an early advantage at the fourth hole with a calm birdie to put Mahan behind for the first time in the tournament.

Mahan slipped away and was four down after nine holes but battled back to within a single shot in the closing stages.

Kuchar maintained his composed approach to hit a superb bunker shot at the 18th before sinking a six-foot putt to claim the title.

Mahan narrowly missed out 2&1 in the first all-American final in the competition for nine years as Kuchar added the matchplay crown to his Player's Championship from last season.

Englishman Ian Poulter rounded off a disappointing day by losing the third-place playoff to Day by one shot.

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