SERGIO GARCIA described the setting for his newest Press Convention as “sort of surreal” – sitting beside his wife’s hospital mattress, as she was about to offer start to their first baby!
The Masters champion determined towards suspending the telephone-in convention organised by Augusta officers, mentioning that it was wife Angela who was doing all of the exhausting work.
Angela was not as a result of give start till Sunday, however Garcia was completely satisfied to offer update from the hospital in her house city of Austin, Texas.
He stated: "It's been an eventful morning. About an hour and a half in the past Angela's waters broke so we're on the hospital proper now, type of checking in.
"It's very thrilling and nerve-wracking on the similar time. It's type of surreal. I'm excited and just a little nervous for Angela and the child to ensure the whole lot goes nicely.
“It's a unique feeling to something I’ve skilled earlier than We all know we’re having somewhat woman, however clearly I'm not the one having it, so I'm sort of on the surface wanting in.
“It was presupposed to be on Sunday however it appears like she is coming somewhat early. Every part appears good so we will't wait.
Garcia, 38, appeared even calmer than he was when he holed the 12 foot birdie putt to say the inexperienced jacket in a play-off with Justin Rose final April.
He added: “Clearly as we’ve been anticipating a woman, the nursery has been painted mild gray and pink. And we have now a babygro for her to put on that claims ‘I discovered from the Grasp – My Daddy’.
“We even have some cute little clothes from Augusta that they despatched us, so we're very excited for her to put on them. I'm positive that we'll put them on the week of the Masters. It ought to be enjoyable.
“This final yr has been unbelievable with every little thing that has been happening. I imply, I've all the time stated I've been lucky to have a tremendous profession and a tremendous life.
“And now it's getting even higher with profitable Augusta, with getting married to my greatest pal, and a tremendous lady like Angela is and now having our first baby. We've loved each minute of it, and we will't anticipate what the longer term goes to deliver us.”
One of many issues Garcia is wanting ahead to most is driving down the well-known strategy to the Augusta clubhouse, Magnolia Lane, as the defending champion.
He added: “Driving via the gates as a Masters champion might be totally different. I'm excited to see how that feels. I'm very pleased with myself for with the ability to win there. It's been an honour, and I'll attempt to carry the title as properly as I can.
And Garcia confirmed his rising maturity by admitting he was excited to see whether or not his arch-rival, 4-time Masters champion Tiger Woods, might mount a critical bid for a fifth victory following his current resurgence.
The Spaniard defined: “He’s clearly made a huge impact since he got here again from his newest again surgical procedure, and everyone knows what sort of participant he’s – and what he can do when he's wholesome.
“I feel that crucial factor just isn’t solely the best way he's performed, however the best way he's felt and the best way he's been capable of swing. It doesn't appear to be he's swinging with any ache.”
SERGIO GARCIA described the setting for his newest Press Convention as “sort of surreal” – sitting beside his wife’s hospital mattress, as she was about to provide delivery to their first baby!