Donald surprisingly wins WGC-Accenture Match Play

Luke Donald beat Martin Kaymer in Sunday's final to win the 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play tournament.

Luke Donald beat Martin Kaymer 3 and 2 in the finals of the WGC Accenture-Match Play in Arizona. Donald, who was under the radar before and during the tournament, overcame the new #1 player in the world in the German, Kaymer. Unexpectedly, Donald never was losing the whole tournament, and kept going while top players such as Tiger Woods, fellow Englishman Lee Westwood, and eventually Kaymer fell. Strangely, the weather was unseasonably cold, especially in the desert of Arizona. With the win, Donald, 33, moves up to a career high #3 in the world. It was the first time in 5 years that Donald won in the USA. Kaymer passed Westwood by reaching the final, and for the first time in almost 19 years, the top 4 spots in golf are occupied by Europeans. Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, rounds out the top four, who, in order before him are, Kaymer, Westwood, and Donald. 2011, the 13th year of the annual tournament, was the first time there was an 18 hole final. Previously, 36 holes decided the champion.

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