The Mahans welcomed baby girl Zoe early Sunday morning in Dallas. (Courtesy Mahan family)
As it turns out, Hunter Mahan made it back with plenty of time to spare.
Hunter and Kandi Mahan welcomed their first child, a girl named Zoe Olivia, at 3:26 a.m. on Sunday. Hunter Mahan had left the RBC Canadian Open just over 12 hours after leaving his wife had gone into labor. At the time, he held the 36-hole lead.
On Sunday morning, Mahan tweeted: "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!"
He added: "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!"
It is not known how much time off Mahan will take from the PGA TOUR -- he is still entered in this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.