Mahan Leaves RBC Canadian Open While Leading to be with Wife

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(OAKVILLE, Ontario) -- Hunter Mahan would have started his third round at the RBC Canadian Open with the lead Saturday, instead he withdrew.

Mahan, who was at 13-under after two days, found out his wife had gone to labor in Dallas.

Mahan received a call while on the practice range alerting him of the news. After the call, Mahan immediately withdrew from the tournament and headed to the airport.

"I received exciting news a short time ago that my wife Kandi has gone into labor with our first child," Mahan said in a statement. "Kandi and I are thrilled about the addition to the Mahan family and we look forward to returning to the RBC Canadian Open in the coming years."

Brandt Snedeker is currently at 14-under and heads into Sunday as the tournament leader.

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