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Hunter Mahan's wife delivers baby daughter

Hunter Mahan's wife delivers baby daughter
Hunter Mahan acknowledges the applause of the gallery after a birdie at No. 16 during the second round of the Canadian Open on Thursday. (Hunter Martin / Getty Images)

Hunter Mahan, who was leading the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club after two rounds but left for home when his wife went into labor a month early, introduced the world to his baby daughter, Zoe Olivia Mahan.

Mahan, a native of Orange, Calif., and the Pacific 10 Conference freshman of the year at USC before transferring to Oklahoma State, finished in a tie for ninth last week at the British Open.

He was two shots clear of the field at the Canadian Open at 13 under par through 36 holes after a second-round 64 when he received word before the start of the third round on Saturday that his wife, Kandi, was in labor.

In a no-brainer decision, he packed his bags and headed home to Dallas so he could attend the birth of Zoe. He was busy Sunday morning announcing her birth via Twitter.

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Mahan was particularly grateful for his sponsors allowing him to put family before business.

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