Golfer Forfeits Possible Million When Wife Goes Into Labor

Hunter Mahan was poised to win the RBC Canadian Open when he got a very important phone call.
3:00 | 07/29/13

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Any parent will tell you obviously being there for the birth of your first child priceless. One golfer proved that this weekend, gave up a chance at a potential million dollar first round prize to be in the right place at the best of times. Take a look. Ah. After two tremendous rounds of golf, hunter mahan was two strokes cleared the lead and halfway to a win in the rvc canadian open. Led to a birdie. Reporter: But the only birdie he was worried about the stork's, he hit the practice round before the third round. His caddie handed him the phone telling him his wife was going to have a baby. He was gone leaving behind potential victory and the potential million dollar first place check to fly home to dallas to be by candy's side. In this day and age where we're kind of sick and tired of all the steroid athletes and all the misbehavior, to hear about a man who does that, that is pretty cool. He's not the first expectant father athle to face such a decision. Las september boston red sox second baseman dustin pedroia found out his wife was in labor and off the field he ran. Looks like dustin is headed out. Fortunately for mahan he made it back to dallas in time to witness the birth of his daughter, zoe olivia mahan. Both baby and mom are doing great, he wrote on twitter. Thanks to all my sponsors who appreciate what's important in life and all my fans for being awesome! This is a great moment for anyone who's cheering for the family man.

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