Mahan offers pregnant pause for thought

A scoring standard is shown without the name of Hunter Mahan after he withdrew from the Canadian...

A scoring standard is shown without the name of Hunter Mahan after he withdrew from the Canadian Open Saturday. (Getty Images/AFP)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

OAKVILLE, ONT. - What would you do? Seriously.

Everybody likes to think they would make the same decision that Hunter Mahan made Saturday afternoon, an hour before he was scheduled to tee off with a two-stroke lead midway through the Canadian Open.

Just 30 hours short of what might have become a $1-million payday, Mahan received a phone call on the range at Glen Abbey and, after a short conversation, he abandoned his clubs and headed for the airport to be with his wife, Kandi, who had gone into labour with their first child in Dallas. It’s believed that RBC, the title sponsor of the tournament and for whom Mahan is one of their team of golf ambassadors, provided a corporate jet for the flight.


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