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

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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.’

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.