Masters 2018: Sergio Garcia’s wife Angela in ugly Twitter spat after golfer’s 15th hole meltdown

SERGIO GARCIA'S wife Angela was involved in an ugly Twitter spat after her husband's 15th hole meltdown.

The defending Masters champion hit five balls in the water on the par-five.

 Sergio Garcia and his wife Angela celebrate his Masters win last year

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Sergio Garcia and his wife Angela celebrate his Masters win last year

He eventually carded a 13 – the worst ever score on the hole by two shots.

But it was later in the day that the real personal damage appeared to be done.

Garcia, 38, and his wife, 32, named their firstborn child Azalea after the 13th hole at Augusta.

American journalist and Golf Channel host Rich Lerner joked the pair would not name their next born Firethorn, after the 15th.

 Sergio Garcia made a card-wrecking 13 on the par-five 15th

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Sergio Garcia made a card-wrecking 13 on the par-five 15th
 Sergio Garcia's wife did not find the TV host's joke funny

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Sergio Garcia's wife did not find the TV host's joke funny

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But Angela, who used to be a reporter on the Golf Channel, took exception to the joke, branding Lerner an "idiot".

She wrote in reply to Lerner's tweet: "Hey @RichLernerGC, the next time you decide to tweet about my future child why don't you use your brain and no do it? Don't be an idiot."

Garcia waded into the controversy too.

He posted: "What happened on 15 @TheMasters yesterday was unfortunate for me and it hurt but I tried to handle it like a Masters Champion should.

 The defending Masters champ and his wife welcomed their daughter into the world earlier this year

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The defending Masters champ and his wife welcomed their daughter into the world earlier this year

"That same hole gave me that green jacket last year so we might end up naming our next kid Firethorn after all, funny man!"

Lerner later apologised for his "flippant comment" and insisted there was no "ill intent".

And Angela replied: "Thank you for your apology, @RichLernerGC.

"I always appreciate a good sense of homour and a good joke, but when you reference a player's family it's not appropriate.

"If people really thought about it they might agree. All good and we can move on."

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SERGIO GARCIA'S wife Angela was involved in an ugly Twitter spat after her husband's 15th hole meltdown.