Golfer gives up $1 million tournament to witness daughter's birth

Published: Monday, July 29 2013 12:05 p.m. MDT

Hunter Mahan watches his tee shot in the second round of the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, on Friday, July 26. Mahan left the tournament to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter.

Nathan Denette, Associated Press

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PGA golfer Hunter Mahan chose family over golf this weekend, even though it may have cost him more than $1 million.

For Mahan, it was worth it to witness the birth of his daughter.

CNN.com reported that Mahan was halfway to his sixth career PGA Tour tournament victory when he decided to fly home for the delivery. In the process, he gave up the $1.008 million first prize.

"What a whirlwind of a day," Mahan tweeted Sunday morning, "but I'm happy to announce the birth of my daughter Zoe Olivia Mahan born at 3:26 am. Thanks for all the support!"

"Both Baby and Mom are doing great. Thanks to all my sponsors who appreciate what's important in life and all my fans for being Awesome!" he added in a second tweet.

For the rest of this story, visit CNN.com.

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