Mahan to skip WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to spend time at home

Hunter Mahan
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Hunter Mahan will sit out the Bridgestone Invitational but will return next week for the PGA Championship.
Associated Press

Series: PGA Tour

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 4:34 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio -- Hunter Mahan has withdrawn from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to spend time at home with his newborn daughter. 

Mahan had a two-shot lead in the RBC Canadian Open heading into the third round when he learned his wife had gone into labor in Dallas. He withdrew from the tournament and flew home Saturday, and she gave birth to a girl early the next day. 

Mahan won the Bridgestone Invitational three years ago. He says he'll miss the World Golf Championship event to spend what he calls "this precious first week" with their daughter, Zoe. 

Mahan says he will return next week at the PGA Championship. He has played in the final group at the last two majors.