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Snedeker gives Mahan family credit for his victory
Brandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open by three strokes Sunday — a day after Hunter Mahan withdrew with the lead before the third round when his wife went into labor in Texas.
The Associated Press
OAKVILLE, Ontario – Zoe Olivia Mahan can expect something special from Brandt Snedeker.
Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday, a day after Hunter Mahan withdrew with the lead before the third round when his wife went into labor. Kandi Mahan gave birth to daughter Zoe Olivia early Sunday in Texas.
“Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me,” Snedeker said. “I can’t thank Kandi enough for going into labor early. I don’t know if I’d be sitting here if she hadn’t. But that is a way more important thing than a golf tournament.
“I missed a golf tournament when my first was born, and it was the best decision I ever made.”
Snedeker closed with 2-under-par 70 for a three-stroke victory worth $1.008 million. He has won six times on the PGA Tour.
“Just ecstatic right now,” Snedeker said. “This is a tournament I said early on in my career I wanted to win, just because my caddie (Scott Vail) is actually from Canada and it’s his national open.”
Snedeker finished at 16-under 272.
William McGirt (68), Dustin Johnson (70), Matt Kuchar (71) and Jason Bohn (71) tied for second place.
Kyle Stanley (73) of Gig Harbor tied for 12th place at 10 under. Jeff Gove (71) of Seattle tied for 40th at 5 under and ex-Washington Husky Richard H. Lee (74) tied for 44th at 4 under.
• German Bernhard Langer and American Mark Wiebe were tied after two playoff holes in the storm-delayed Senior British Open when darkness suspended play at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. They were to finish the playoff Monday morning.
Wiebe shot a 4-under 66 to match Langer (70) at 9-under 271 for 72 holes. Langer had a double bogey on the final hole of regulation.
Seattle native Fred Couples (71), the defending champion, tied for 21st at 5 over.
Australian Steve Elkington could be disciplined for what he said was his inadvertent “use of language in relation to the Pakistani people” on Twitter.
• Kevin Tway won the Albertsons Boise Open in Idaho for his first Web.com Tour title. He beat Spencer Levin with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff at Hillcrest Country Club. Season leader Michael Putnam of University Place tied for third place.