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Hunter Mahan birdied the final three holes Friday for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Canadian Open.
Coming off a ninth-place tie last week in the British Open, the five-time PGA Tour winner had eight birdies in his bogey-free round at Glen Abbey to reach 13-under 131.
John Merrick was second after a 62. He tied the course record set by Leonard Thompson in 1981 and matched by Andy Bean in 1983 and Greg Norman in 1986.
Bubba Watson was 9 under after a 67. Aaron Baddeley and Patrick Reed shot 68 to reach 8 under.
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Hunter Mahan is not only our new favorite golfer, but definitely our favorite athlete of the moment. Today he proved that winning certainly isn’t everything, and that family does come first. Mahan was set to tee off at the RBC Canadian Open on Saturday with a 36-hole lead and ended up withdrawing once he learned that his wife had gone into labor. By leaving the tournament, Mahan...
KID'S CALL THE SHOTS
Hunter Mahan withdrew while he was leading at the RBC Canadian Open on Saturday when he got word that his wife had gone into labor.
It would take a pretty special circumstance for a golfer to withdraw from a PGA Tour event that he was leading after two rounds, but becoming a father qualifies.
Hunter Mahan had a two-shot lead at the Canadian Open on Saturday when he received word that his wife, Kandi had gone into labor. The 31-year-old was on the practice range when his agent got the call, and Mahan immediately...
Tournament leader Hunter Mahan withdrew from the RBC Canadian Open on Saturday after his wife went into labor.
The 31-year-old American was at 13 under after 36 holes and had yet to tee off in the third round.
"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...
Hunter Mahan gave up the lead in the Canadian Open when his wife went into labor before Brandt Snedeker grabbed the top spot a few hours later Saturday.
Mahan was 13 under after two rounds when he got a call before he was scheduled to tee off Saturday saying wife Kandi had gone into labor. The American rushed to the airport for a flight to Texas.
''I received exciting news...
Golfer Hunter Mahan has withdrawn from the Canadian Open. The reason for Mahan’s withdraw is that his wife Kandi went into labor four weeks early.
WOW. Hunter Mahan has withdrawn from the @RBCCanadianOpen because his wife went into labour. He was LEADING.
— Scott Stinson (@scott_stinson) July 27, 2013
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