AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain embraces fiancee Angela Akins in celebration after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
By Christopher Powers
If Sergio Garcia’s performance at the 2017 Masters wasn’t enough proof he can handle pressure-packed situations, this story should do the trick.
On Tuesday morning, Garcia was scheduled for a pre-Masters conference call as the defending champion. It just so happens Garcia’s wife, Angela Akins, was also “scheduled” to give birth to their child later this week. Instead, Akins went into labor this morning, a situation that would likely put Garcia’s conference call on hold. Only it didn’t, and Garcia stayed on the call at a hospital in Austin, Texas, where the couple lives.
Sergio Garcia is on a Masters teleconference––from the hospital. His pregnant wife’s water just broke.
— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) March 13, 2018
— Phil Casey (@pcaseysafc) March 13, 2018
According to Golf Digest’s Dave Shedloski, Garcia did the call from Angela’s hospital room, even stopping to talk to her at one point. That’s some fine multitasking from the Spaniard, who is set to become a father at the age of 38, although the baby is not yet born. But for now, an early congrats to the couple, whose busy month leading into the Masters just got a whole lot busier.