Sergio Garcia Names Baby Girl Azalea
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Congratulations to Sergio Garcia and Angela Akins on their newborn baby girl - named after Augusta National's 13th hole

Sergio Garcia Names Baby Girl Azalea

Masters champion Sergio Garcia and wife Angela Akins have had their first child - and they've given it an Augusta-inspired name.

Angela Akins and Sergio Garcia's baby was born today and has been named Azalea.

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Garcia won his maiden major title last year at Augusta in his 74th attempt at major glory.

Garcia celebrates after making a great par on the 13th hole (Azalea) during last year's Masters final round. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

He and his wife Angela Akins have marked that stunning victory by naming their new baby girl Azalea - the name of the 13th hole at Augusta National.

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Garcia and Akins got married last July, having got engaged in January 2017.

Garcia and Akins got married in late July 2017. (Image: @TheAngelaAkins on Twitter)

The pair then announced they were expecting a baby in October in superb fashion - showing a babygrow with the words 'I learned from the Master My Daddy.'

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The baby girl has arrived just two weeks before Garcia defends his Masters title. What a year!

Since his Masters victory, as well as getting married and having his first child, Garcia also won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters and was named European Tour Player of the Year.

In January he announced that he had signed with Callaway after splitting with TaylorMade in October. He then won his 33rd professional title a week later at the Singapore Masters.

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The Masters gets underway from April 5-9th where Sergio defends the title he won last year by beating Justin Rose in a playoff.

This year's tournament looks to have some extra spice with the return of Tiger Woods who has played some great golf in his first few events back since his return.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5