You can surf through the entire golfing arena and still fail to come up with those who are superior to Spanish “El Nino”, Sergio Garcia, regarding preciseness and iron playing.
Ironically, you will also fail to witness any major championship trophies in his cabinet because he sadly doesn’t have any despite coming agonizingly close to it at times and again.
A Champion with no Major Championships:
His caliber has yielded him $43 million worth of career earnings (the highest among the golfers without a major championship), twenty international tournaments triumph, 300 weeks of stay in the top 10 of official golf ranking (including the impressive 2nd rank in 2008) and a remarkable amount of time in the limelight.
However, when it comes to the major tournament, it seems even Almighty is conspiring to keep him away from it. The fact that he had to be content with the second place finish in four different occasions of 1999, 2008, 2007 and 2014 makes it even more attractive.
Golfing since the age of three, Garcia was often compared with legendary Ben Hogan for his identical unorthodox swing that earned him 29 professional wins to date. These shots are seriously ill:
Sergio is one name that comes clinging with the great Tiger Woods after their epic feuds that started since his debut season in 1999 spanning to these days as well.
Currently ranked as eleventh, Garcia is still in the hunt for his first major championship that has been defying him for all these long.
Watch how he has evolved over the years:
His “choking” tag from professional career seems to have caught his relationship and personal affairs as well.
Choking in Relation with Katharina Boehm:
Sergio Garcia has been so familiar with the expression “narrowly missing” and he did narrowly miss on settling down with his longtime girlfriend since 2013, Katharina Boehm. The rumors regarding the engagement of Garcia Boehm were just floating in the media, to the courtesy of diamond ring in Boehm’s left ring finger, before coming to an abrupt end. Katharina, who is of German native, was an excellent golfer herself during her college days at the College of Charleston with a remarkable stroke average of 77.03 and was credited for assisting as his caddy during Garcia’s successful resurgence of 2014.
Caption: Katherina as Garcia's caddy during Ryders Cup
“It’s great to have her around, forget about having her on the bag this week. Just a very positive person, a lot of good energy, that’s what I love about her, and it’s great to be able to go through this with her.”, Garcia showered heaps of praises on Boehm post-tournament.
Despite Boehm being caught with the apparent wedding ring, the couple refused to make any further remarks about the relation with Garcia saying he would be making the announcement when the time comes.
Caption: Boehm donning the apparent wedding ring while being spotted with Garcia
Time, however, never came as they broke up eventually in 2014 with re-hiring of Neil Wallace as a caddy. When asked about the reasons at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, he replied with awkward humor, “I wanted to keep going, but she fired me. It was something she wanted to do since we started dating, and I thought that would be a good week, being the end of the year and maybe a little bit more relaxed.”
And, Garcia instantly moved on through the medium of the new girl in his life.
So, Who exactly is this new girl?
Caption: Beautiful Angela Ankins in action reporting for golf channel
The golfing world must be familiar with this beautiful face of Angela Akins hosting and reporting news through the Golf Channel. This is the very girl who Garcia happens to be dating at the moment.
Like his ex Boehm, Akins too was an avid golfer during her days in Texas where she clinched an Academic All-Big 12 First Team Selection in the 2007-08 Season.
Akins used to be Angela Akins Hamann from her previous marriage before her affair with Garcia. Akins’ assignment as a post-round interviewer at PGA Tour events is the most likely way of how they met.
Caption: The couple kissing each other after a cup triumph
The relation is pretty evident through social media where Garcia is often found addressing her as “my girl” along with numbers of photographs where they are clicked together.
As Seen in Social Media:
Yes it was babe! And many more to come. Proud of you too!???? https://t.co/DxQtKNGXmH— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) June 20, 2016
They do seem like they will be taking this relation all the way. And we will be praying for Garcia to avoid choking this time.
In recent events, Garcia is titled as a champion as he won the AT&T Byron Nelson in a playoff with Koepka. This victory is marked as his first PGA Tour victory in four years since 2012 and ninth on his PGA Tour career.#Sergio García Fernández #professional golfer #PGA Tour #European Tour #The Players Championship