UPDATE (March 14, 2018): Sergio García and his wife, Angela, welcomed baby girl Azalea at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday. Augusta National, site of Garcia’s Masters victory last April, is known for its blooming azaleas during tournament time.
The couple shared a photo of their adorable baby Azalea on Twitter:
Beautiful Azalea Adele Garcia was born on March 14 at 1:54am. So proud and impressed with my wife @TheAngelaAkins and the way she handled the pregnancy and delivery! Love you both so much😍😍 pic.twitter.com/IGu1tV1QlA
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) March 14, 2018
García said that Augusta National sent Azalea a few Masters-themed dresses.
“We’re very excited for her to wear it,” he said. “I’m sure that we’ll put them on the week of the Masters. It should be very fun.”
ORIGINAL STORY (March 13, 2018)
It may have been the most unusual defending champion’s teleconference in Masters history.
Sergio García stuck to his schedule to chat with a group of writers Tuesday morning about his breakthrough victory at Augusta National last April while his wife, Angela, was going into labor with their first child at a hospital in Austin, Texas.
“It’s a different feeling,” García said. “Obviously I’m not the one having it, so I’m kind of on the outside looking in, but I am excited and a little bit nervous for Angela and the baby to make sure that everything goes well.
“It’s funny how the timing, it was supposed to be on Sunday, but it looks like she’s coming a little bit early, and you know, we’re excited for it. So, everything looks good. We can’t wait. “
For obvious reasons, the line of questioning veered away from golf at times to García’s impending new role as a father.
“I look forward to everything, to spending it with my wife, Angela, to trying to raise our daughter the best way possible, trying to make all the decisions as well as we can,” García said.
“So, at the end of the day, that’s all we can hope for, and hopefully we have a great, healthy baby girl that grows up to be an amazing woman, and we don’t have to worry too much about her.”
And how might having a young daughter affect García’s playing schedule?
“You’ve got to figure out what works for you and for your family. We’re going to get a nanny and we’re going to rent a house, so that way our family can still come to a lot of the tournaments that I’m playing so we can spend as much time together as we can,” he said.
“We’re just going to kind of evaluate as we go along. It’s brand new for both of us, so we are not sure what exactly to expect, and we’re just going to get the experience of being together with the baby and deal with it the best way possible for all of us.”