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Everything You Need To Know About Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia Fernández is a professional golfer from Spain. He was born on January 9, 1980. He has played on the LIV Golf Invitational Series, the European Tour, and the PGA Tour. As a professional, Garcia has won 36 international tournaments. The Players Championship in 2008 and the Master’s Tournament in 2017 are two of his most famous wins. Garcia was also the leader of the football team CF Borriol in Spain.
Most of Garcia’s career has been spent in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking. Between 2000 and 2009, he spent more than 300 weeks in the top 10, and he has spent more than 450 weeks in the top 10 overall. After winning the HSBC Champions tournament in November 2008, he was ranked second for the first time in his career. Garcia has made more than US$43 million over the course of his career. As a player, he is known for his accurate iron play and strong iron play. During his professional career, he played in ten of the eleven Ryder Cup matches. During those matches, he earned a record 28.5 points, which is the most ever for a golfer.
The Early Years of Life and Amateur Days of the Career
Garcia started playing golf when he was three years old. His father, Victor, is a club professional and taught him how to play. At age 12, Garcia won the club championship. Four years later, at the 1995 Turespaa Open Mediterranea, he became the youngest player ever to make the cut at a European Tour event. At the UBS Hong Kong Open in November 2008, amateur Jason Hak broke this record. He beat Garcia’s record by 107 days. In 1995, Garcia won the European Amateur. He was the youngest player to do so and then won the Boys Amateur Championship in 1997, which was his next big win. He won the 1997 Catalan Open, which was a professional tournament, when he was still a kid.
In 1998, he won The Amateur Championship at Muirfield and made it to the semi-finals of the U.S. Amateur. He also came in second in the 1998 Argentine Open and won the Pereira Iraola Cup for being the best amateur.
His Work as a Professional
After winning the 1999 Masters as an amateur, Garcia turned pro. In July 1999, he won the Irish Open, his sixth professional tournament. When he played Tiger Woods in the 1999 PGA Championship, he got famous. He finished second by one stroke. Garcia’s ball was in the right rough on the 16th hole late in the final round. Closed his eyes, swung hard, and hit a low fade onto the green. As the shot went, he sprinted into the fairway and scissor-kicked to see what occurred. Soon after, he became Ryder Cup’s youngest player.
In 2002, during a practice round at the Masters, Garcia made an albatross (double eagle) on the par-5 second hole. He was one of only a few players to ever do this. After driving the ball 325 yards (297 m) on the 575-yard (526 m) hole at the Augusta National Golf Club, he hit a 2-iron from 253 yards (231 m) into the hole.
When Garcia first turned pro, he had an unusual swing with a circular loop and a long, big lag. Because of this, he was compared to Ben Hogan, who was one of the best players of all time. But during the 2003 season, he worked on making his swing more normal, though he has mostly stuck with the way he did it before.
In his younger years, he gripped, let go of, and re-gripped the club handle many times before finally taking a shot. This “waggle” made a lot of noise, especially at the 2002 U.S. Open, when some fans yelled, “Hit the ball, Sergio!” and others counted up to twenty times with their voices. Since then, he has stopped doing it. When people said bad things about his swing, he said, “Why should I change my swing if it works for me? I’d rather have a natural swing that works well than have a perfect swing that doesn’t work well.”
Family and Relationships
In July 2017, Garcia married Marty Akins’ daughter, Golf Channel’s Angela Akins. The football player Pablo Hernández is married to his sister Mar. He was also the president and chairman of his hometown soccer team, CF Borriol, until June 2018. Also he sometimes played for them in the Tercera División. He has homes in Austin, Texas, Orlando, Florida, Borriol, Switzerland, and Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
On March 14, 2018, Garcia had a baby. He named his daughter Azalea after the famous flowers at Augusta National Golf Club and the nickname for the par-5 13th hole, where Garca made a par to move ahead and help him win his first major. In April 2020, they had a son named Enzo.
Garcia is also a big fan of Real Madrid. He was requested to take the ceremonial opening kickoff for El Clásico at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu after winning the Masters while donning his green jacket. El Clásico is a football game between Real Madrid and its biggest rival, FC Barcelona.
Sergio Garcia Wife: Angela Akins, Who Is She?
In 1985, Angela Akins was born in Texas. She’s the daughter of former Longhorns QB Marty Akins and Drew Brees‘ cousin. Angela was a golf reporter for Fox Sports Southwest before moving to Florida. She met Garcia through Golf Channel. And she was previously married to golfer Ross Hamann. She played golf for the University of Texas’s women’s team. Angela has a three-point handicap that she plays off of.
Sergio Garcia Wife Social Presence
Sergio Garcia Wife now has a lot of fans online because of how well she did on TV. @TheAngelaAkins is her Instagram handle.
Angela also has a Twitter account, @TheAngelaAkins.
Her social media accounts are full of pictures of her and Garcia playing golf together.