James Hahn withdraws from Doral after birth of daughter

James Hahn
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Only a week after celebrating his long-awaited first PGA Tour victory, James Hahn is now celebrating the birth of his daughter.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | 6:38 p.m.
James Hahn's improbable journey to PGA Tour champion took more than a decade and included a stop as a shoe salesman. So when he finally won the Northern Trust Open in dramatic fashion a week ago, no one would have blamed him for running right through every door that opened before him.
But Hahn has decided not to take advantage of the first perk to come his way – a spot in this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral. He has withdrawn for a very good reason – the birth of his first child. She was born Sunday and he tweeted out a photo of her today (you can see her down below).
The baby apparently showed up a little early. In his news conference after the Northern Trust, Hahn said she was expected in three weeks (meaning next week), and that he would accept a spot at Doral if he got it. "Guess the baby's going to have to wait," he laughed.
But as all parents know, babies do what they want, and this one clearly was ready to say, "Hello world." So Hahn will happily sit out this week, and turn his golf focus toward making his first-ever start at the Masters.
One piece of unfinished business – we don't yet know the baby's name. Hahn joked after his victory that "Riviera" might be a good name. But, he noted, "we'll see what she says when I get home."