Hunter Mahan Withdraws From Golf Tournament When Wife Goes Into Labor

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Carson’s a huge fan of golf, so when this story popped onto his radar this weekend, he couldn’t help but share with all you loyal listeners this morning.

Pro-golfer Hunter Mahan was well on his way to a Canadian Open victory when suddenly he dropped out of the competition.

Why, you ask? Because the Orange, Calif. native got the call that his wife was in labor.

Mahan lost out on a $1 million prize, but we think everyone can agree it was a no-brainer decision.

The baby arrived one month early, hence why Mahan was caught a little off guard. Thankfully, both mom and baby are doing just fine.

The proud papa shared the happy news on Twitter:

Brandt Snedeker won the tourney thanks to Mahan’s absence and made sure to thank Mahan’s wife and daughter for the lucky break.

“Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me,” he said. “I can’t thank Kandi enough for going into labor early. I don’t know if I’d be sitting here if she hadn’t. But that is a way more important thing than a golf tournament. I missed a golf tournament when my first was born, and it was the best decision I ever made. I’m sure Hunter would say the same thing.”

  • Would you be able to turn down $1 million if you were in Mahan’s shoes? Let us know in the comments section!

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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