Snedeker battles the wind for RBC Canadian Open win

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OAKVILLE, Ont. – When Hunter Mahan withdrew at the start of the third round of the RBC Canadian Open because his wife went into premature labour, it handed an opportunity to everyone who made the weekend cut at the RBC Canadian Open.

Brandt Snedeker turned out to be the player most able to take advantage, carding a 2-under par performance on Sunday to win Canada’s national open by three strokes.

Snedeker said he’d use the $1-million winner’s cheque to buy a nice present for Mahan’s new baby, named Zoe, who was born early Sunday morning.

“Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me,” he said. “I can’t thank [Mahan’s wife] 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…

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