Hunter Mahan Drops Out Of Canadian Open After Wife Goes Into Labor

Hunter Mahan Drops Out Of Canadian Open After Wife Goes Into LaborAccording to National Post columnist Scott Stinson via Twitter on Saturday, golf star Hunter Mahan withdrew from the RBC Canadian Open shortly after his wife went into labor.

‘What’s important in life’

Hunter Mahan took to Twitter this afternoon to announce the birth of his daughter and thank fans for their support:

“What a whirlwind of a day, 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 to my sponsors who appreciate what’s important in life and all my fans for being Awesome!”


‘Leading the tournament’

What makes this story even more unbelievable is the fact that the 31-year-old was leading the tournament by two strokes through two rounds of play, having shot 13-under through the first 36 holes.

There’s no doubt Mahan made the right decision to ditch his golf clubs for a set of scrubs. After all, there will be plenty of tournaments for him to contend for in the future. Unlike competing at the RBC Canadian Open or even a major, the birth of a child is a one-time deal.

Do you think Hunter Mahan did the right thing when he left in the middle of the RBC Canadian Open to attend to his family? Would you have done the same if you were in his shoes?

Source: Patrick Clarke | Bleacher Report

Image: Golf Week

Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth To Royal Baby Boy!

Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth To Royal Baby BoyWith fanfare fit for a prince, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child Monday. The baby boy was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. A name has not yet been announced for the child, who is third in line to the throne.

‘Could not be happier’

People from all over the world had gathered outside Buckingham Palace to await news of the birth. At least one group of well-wishers brought flowers, champagne and a card for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The fountains at Trafalgar Square were turned blue.

The new parents spent some time with their baby before calling family members — starting with Queen Elizabeth II — to announce the birth, a Kensington Palace source told CNN royal correspondent Max Foster. Prince William remained at Catherine’s side throughout the labor and the baby was born vaginally, not via a C-section, the source said.

“We could not be happier,” said Prince William, according to the Kensington Palace source.


‘Third in line’

Earlier Monday, the duchess and Prince William traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. The hospital, next to Paddington Station in London, is where William and his brother Prince Harry were born. The baby’s name may be announced when the family leaves the hospital, CNN’s Foster reported.

The child’s title will be His Royal Highness Prince (the baby’s name) of Cambridge. The baby is third in line for the throne now occupied by the queen. Her son, Charles, will succeed her, followed by his son, William.

What do you think will be the name of the new royal baby? Feel free to contribute your ideas via the comment box below!

Source: Dana Ford. Laura Smith-Spark and Richard Allen Greene | CNN

Image: NY Mag