Sergio Garcia's daughter named after 13th hole at Augusta

Did Sergio Garcia name his new daughter after a hole at The Masters

Did Sergio Garcia name his new daughter after a hole at The Masters

Angela Akins and Sergio Garcia.

Congratulations to Angela Garcia and her husband Sergio, as she gives birth to their first child.

One of the more pivotal moments in his victory previous year was at the 13th hole - named "Azaleas " because of its 1,300 bushes on the par 5 - when Garcia hooked his tee shot beyond the hazard, took a penalty drop, chipped out and still managed to save par and not lose any ground. He later got married to his longtime girlfriend Angela Akins, and joked that he would do it wearing his green jacket.

Scott Michaux of the Augusta Chronicle first reported that the newest addition to the Garcia family, Azalea, was born at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday in Austin, Texas.

Garcia, whose Masters title defence begins three weeks tomorrow, spoke to reporters yesterday for half an hour from the hospital, where he said he was "looking forward to everything about parenthood".

The Garcias had been in the hospital since Tuesday morning, and Sergio even did his Masters champion's teleconference from there.

Azalea, which is a lovely name and also a type of flower, happens to be the name of the 13th hole at Augusta National.

Garcia won the Masters a year ago in a memorable duel with Justin Rose, marking the end of his career-long tenure as "best golfer never to win a major". "But you know, she's doing well, so it's kind of very, very exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time'".

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