Agence France-PresseJuly 28, 2013 04:31
Hunter Mahan, the leader after 36 holes, withdrew from the PGA Canadian Open on Saturday after learning that his wife was preparing to give birth to their first child.
The 31-year-old American was on the practice range at Glen Abbey after his start to the third round was delayed by a storm in the area when he received a call on his cell phone.
Moments later, Mahan pulled out and left the course for the Toronto airport, set to make a 2 1/2-hour flight to Dallas to be with his wife, Candi, after she went into labor. She was expected to give birth in three weeks.