28 Jul '13, 12am

5 Things: Snedeker rises to top after Mahan withdrawal

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The guy who didn’t play was the biggest story of the day at the third round of the RBC Canadian Open. Overnight leader Hunter Mahan withdrew from the tournament inside of an hour before his tee time when his wife went into labor three weeks before her due date. The couple was expecting their first child. Mahan, who led by two strokes, was warming up when his wife reached him by phone while being driven to a Dallas hospital. He immediately packed up and left for the airport. (Click here for the full story) Brandt Snedeker, the 54-hole leader, can relate – sort of. He pulled out the first round of the 2011 Honda Classic when his first child, daughter Lily, was born. Snedeker torched Glen Abbey for nine birdies in a round of 63 and grabbed a one-stroke lead over rookie David Lingmerth. Only 12 of 29 54-hole leaders have converted on Tour this season, but that...

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