When Hunter Mahan withdrew from the third round of the Canadian Open last weekend, Brandt Snedeker knew his chances of winning the tournament had increased.
Snedeker trailed Mahan by 10 shots when Mahan left for Dallas to be with his wife for the birth of their first child, but Snedeker ended up winning by three shots.
In some small part, Snedeker can thank Zoe Olivia Mahan, who was born early Sunday, for the win and said he has some big plans for his $1 million prize.
"Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me," Snedeker said to the Golf Channel.Snedeker, who became the fourth player on Tour to win multiple events in 2013, knows what Mahan went through, because he withdrew from the 2011 Honda Open to be there for the birth of his first daughter, Lily.
"It was the best decision I ever made. I'm sure Hunter would say the same thing," he said.