Hunter Mahan, born in Orange, California, is an American golfer. He went to McKinney High school and then attended the University of South California. He had an impressive amateur career, winning the 1999 5A Texas State High School Championship and the 1999 U.S. Junior Amateur. While attending the University of Southern California, Mahan was named the Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the year. Hunter transferred to Oklahoma State University a year later where he was a two-time Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-American. He is America's top-ranked golfer and a winner of two World Golf Championship events, the 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the 2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Mahan is currently 143rd in the Official World Golf Ranking after being ranked as high as No. 4 following a win at the 2012 Shell Houston Open. Hunter is the only player to advance to the TOUR Championship all eight years of the FedEx Cup era.
Hunter Mahan married Kandi Harris, a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, and Dallas Mavericks dancer . On July 27, 2013, Mahan withdrew from the RBC Canadian Open before the third round after getting news that his wife had gone into labor. Mahan was the 36-hole leader at that point, taking a two-stroke advantage into the third round. A daughter, Zoe, was born early the next morning. PING (one of his sponsors) created two gold-plated putters to celebrate her birth . The putters have her name, birthday, and vital statistics inscribed on them.