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