Tiger Woods has become a father for the first time after his wife Elin gave birth to a baby daughter.
The 31-year-old had indicated that he would be prepared to miss the Open at Carnoustie from 19-22 July should the birth coincide with the tournament.
And although that will now no longer be the case, his upcoming schedule is certain to be affected.
He said: “This is a special time and we look forward to introducing Sam Alexis Woods to family in the next few weeks.”
The birth came just 24 hours after Woods finished a shot behind Angel Cabrera to finish second in the US Open.
Woods announced his wife’s pregnancy in December and before last week’s tournament in Oakmont he said: “My practice sessions are going to have to be tailored around a little bit, have to move things around.
“But, you know, I don’t really know how my game is going to be affected by it because I’ve never gone through it before.
“All I know is that Elin and I are excited, and that this is far more important than any game of golf.”
Woods is next scheduled to play at the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Michigan, on 28 June.