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McIlroy got the win he wanted, but the top prize was Mahan's

McIlroy got the win he wanted, but the top prize was Mahan's

text size Stan Badz/PGA TOUR Hunter Mahan put Rory McIlroy's No. 1 coronation on hold at Dove Mountain. Feb. 26, 2012 By By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM MARANA, Ariz. -- Rory McIlroy went to bed Saturday night focused on his upcoming match against Lee Westwood, playing the necessary mental games he hoped would translate into a winning performance. It was the match he wanted all week, the only one that mattered to him, going toe-to-toe with Europe's most consistent performer of the last 15 years. He didn't just want to beat Westwood. He needed it. Craved it, really. Then he woke up at 5:15 a.m. local time, teed off two hours later and went out and got it, rallying from 3 down on a perfect Sunday morning at Dove Mountain. Goal achieved. One problem. It wasn't the championship final. Actually, it was -- in McIlroy's mind. Having defeated Westwood, the 22-year-old from Norther...

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