OAKVILLE, Ontario – Brandt Snedeker was on seventh tee when he noticed something wasnt quite right.
He couldnt find Hunter Mahans name at the top of the Canadian Open leader board.
I looked at my caddie, and I go, Whats going on? Snedeker said. He goes, I think Hunter had to leave because (his wife) went into labor.
Mahan, the second-round leader at 13 under, withdrew Saturday to rush home to Dallas for the birth of his first child Saturday, leaving a big opening for Snedeker.
Kind of left the tournament wide open, Snedeker said. Hunter was going to be hard to catch because he was playing so good. The way he drives the golf ball on this golf course, he was going to play really well on the weekend. For me to catch him, I knew I was going to have to shoot something really low.
Snedeker had a 9-under 63 at rainy Glen Abbey to take the lead after the third round. He won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February for his fifth PGA Tour victory.
Mahan withdrew before he was scheduled to tee off Saturday in the round that was delayed 80 minutes because of lightning.
Swedens David Lingmerth was a stroke back after a 65, and Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn were 12 under. Kuchar had a 64, and Bohn shot 66.
Dustin Johnson also shot 63, good for a tie for fifth at 11 under with John Merrick (72), Greg Owen (67), Charley Hoffman (67) and Kyle Stanley (66).
BRITISH SENIOR: In Southport, England, Bernhard Langer seized a three-shot lead after the third round of the Senior British Open, mastering Royal Birkdale with superb links play for a 4-under 66.
Langer shared the overnight lead with American Mark Wiebe but birdied three of his first seven holes to jump in front on his own. David Frost of South Africa shot his third straight 68 to sit alone in second place.
EUROPEAN: In Moscow, Michael Hoey shot a 7-under 65 to lead the Russian Open by five strokes going into the last round.
The Northern Irishman, who is chasing his fifth European Tour title, made an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole and had six birdies for an overall 14-under 202. Overnight leader Rikard Karlberg (72) of Sweden and Matthew Nixon (68) of England are tied for second with 207.