The Mahan family still awaits that promised baby gift from Brandt Snedeker.
''I have not received it yet,'' proud papa Hunter Mahan said with a grin, ''but I am waiting patiently.''
Mahan feels as though he hasn't played golf in a month. In fact, it's been only a week-and-a-half since he pulled out of the Canadian Open with the 36-hole lead, opening the door for Snedeker to win.
A lot has happened since then, of course. Mahan rushed home to Dallas in time to witness the birth of his first child.
He skipped the Bridgestone Invitational last week to be with his daughter, Zoe Olivia. His parents visited from California, and Mahan, an only child, loved the sensation of having a big family around.
Now he feels primed to resume his chase of that elusive first major.
''I really soaked it in and appreciated it and used it wisely,'' Mahan said Tuesday, two days before he opens the PGA Championship at Oak Hill. ''I felt like I got that out of my system to where I can come back to here a...