Sergio Garcia names his daughter after Augusta's famous flower

Sergio Garcia

It's a girl! Sergio Garcia becomes a dad

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.

Sergio Garcia spent most of his career at odds with Augusta.

Garcia's wife, Angela, gave birth to a girl early Wednesday in Texas.

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Today, the couple has welcomed their first child, a little girl - and her name could not be more ideal given where her dad enjoyed his finest hour as a professional golfer.

The 38-year-old looked destined to endure another near-miss in a major championship nearly a year ago as he trailed Justin Rose by three shots with just six holes to play in the final round.

Of course, not only are the grounds of Augusta National filled with the handsome flower, but Azalea is also the name of par-5 13th hole there.

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The day before Garcia had kept to his schedule of the traditional conference call for the Masters champion while his wife was at the hospital for the birth of their first child.

Garcia, whose Masters title defence begins three weeks tomorrow, spoke to reporters yesterday for half an hour from the hospital, where he said he was "looking forward to everything about parenthood".

His wife, Angela, was not due until Sunday. "It has been an eventful morning", Garcia said Tuesday.

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Even so, Garcia says it was surreal to be talking about his Masters victory while being on verge of becoming a father.

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