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

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  • ChristianTroy Vancouver, 00
    July 29, 2013 11:19 p.m.

    The author writes, "In the process, he gave up the $1.008 million first prize."

    I understand what the writer was trying to convey, but that statement insinuates that Mahan had already won the prize money and gave it up.

    He withdrew from the tournament before he even started his third round. There's no telling how he would have played the final two rounds. He didn't give up 1$.008 million. He gave up the chance to win $1.008 million.

    I congratulate Mahan for leaving the tournament to be with his wife —— I would have done the same thing. But people are making too big of a deal about the money. For professional golfers, it's not about the money — it's about winning. I'm sure he thinks of this as giving up a chance to win, rather than giving up the chance to collect a lot of cash.

    Mr. Toone should have been more careful with how he constructed that sentence.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 29, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    True, but his -13 after 2 rounds was what the people tied for 2nd after 4 rounds finished with so it's a pretty safe bet he'd have finished at least in 2nd place (the winner had -16) and everyone in the top 10 made at least 100k.

  • crbullseye Saint George, UT
    July 29, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    Since Mr Mahan hadn't won the tournament, he didn't give up anything! Classy move by a classy guy.

  • jeanie orem, UT
    July 29, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    Winning a golf tournament $1,000,000. Watching the birth of your daughter.....priceless. :)

  • eagle Provo, UT
    July 29, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    Good for Hunter but he can more than afford to do it, he's a millionaire many times over...

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    July 29, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    Congrats on the new Baby and even more so on your ability to know what is most important. Good to see someoneh as their priorities straight.

    What is a million bucks anyway? Can't take it with you but the daughter you can.