SERGIO GARCIA has named his daughter Azalea, after the 13th gap at Augusta – the place he made a miracle par within the remaining spherical to spark his Masters victory cost.
The Spanish star’s spouse, Angela gave delivery to Azalea Adele Garcia yesterday, and he instantly posted an image of his first youngster on Twitter.
The holes at Augusta are all named after the vegetation or bushes that dominate their stretch of the course, and it was on the par 5 13th that Garcia breathed new hope into his title problem final April.
He needed to take a penalty drop when his wild drive landed in an azalea bush. However he virtually holed his fourth shot, and knocked within the putt to keep away from a dangerous bogey.
He adopted up with a birdie on the 14th, eagled the lengthy 15th, and added one other birdie at 16 to drive a play-off with Justin Rose.
Garcia then clinched victory with one more birdie on the primary further gap, however admitted the 13th had proved the turning level.
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He commented: “I knew I wanted to make that putt to remain in it. I knew what I may do, what I did on 14, 15,16.
“That putt actually turned the clock for me. Bought me extra assured.”
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Garcia had carried out his pre-Augusta press convention from the hospital in Austin, Texas the place his spouse gave delivery, and needed to wait virtually 20 hours to welcome his daughter at 1.45am.
He’s now anticipated to take his place in subsequent week’s World Match Play Championship – which is being performed in Austin – earlier than heading to Augusta to bid for a second inexperienced jacket.
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