He became a first-time father in March, as he welcomed the birth of his daughter Azalea — named after the famed flowers of Augusta National Golf Club in the US.
And Sergio Garcia and his wife Angela proudly showed off their adorable offspring on Wednesday, when they teamed up for a set of heartwarming family portraits ahead of a gala dinner at France’s Palace of Versailles to mark the 2018 Ryder Cup.
The 38-year-old Spanish golfer looked dapper in a tailored midnight blue suit as he and Angela held little Azalea, who effortlessly posed for the camera as she stole the show in a white babygrow decorated with unicorns and ice cream cones.
Proud: Sergio Garcia and his wife Angela proudly showed off their daughter Azalea ahead of a gala dinner held at France’s Palace of Versailles to mark the 2018 Ryder Cup on Wednesday
Golf Channel reporter Angela — daughter of former college All-American football player and politician Marty Akins — was resplendent in a deeply plunging black gown for the occasion, further illuminating her look with an array of diamonds.
The Ryder Cup is set to kick off in France on Friday and will see Garcia compete alongside Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose.
Garcia revealed that he named his daughter after the hole at Augusta National, where he made a vital par last year to keep his bid for Masters victory alive.
Pucker: The Spanish golfer swept his stunning wife of a year off her feet as they posed together
Stylish arrival: : Garcia looked dapper in a tailored midnight blue suit, while Angela wowed in a deeply plunging black gown, further illuminating her look with an array of sparkling diamonds
Garcia was two shots behind Justin Rose when he drove into some bushes on the par-five 13th – named Azalea – and was forced to take a penalty drop.
However, Garcia went on to save par and eventually beat Rose on the first play-off hole to win his maiden major title at the 74th attempt.
Explaining the name-selecting process to the Golf Channel earlier this year, Garcia said: ‘The year before we came to Augusta, we were talking about kids and names and how many and things like that, and out of the blue she came up with the idea.’
He then recalled his wife asking him: ‘Why don’t we name our first kid regarding where you win your first major?’
Offspring: The couple became a first-time parents in March, nine months after tying the knot
Daddy’s girl: Garcia also posed for a shot in his golfing attire, as he was joined by little Azalea
‘So, we started looking at different names from here, related to Augusta, obviously looked at Georgia,’ Garcia continued. ‘We looked at Magnolia, Holly, different ones, but we really liked Azalea, for different reasons.
‘First of all, because we thought it was a very pretty name. You write it the same way in English and in Spanish, which is great, and also because it’s the hole that kind of turned things around in the final round and kind of got me going, to be able to win the Masters last year.’
‘So, it’s just one of those nice stories that we’ll be able to tell her when she grows up a little bit,’ he concluded.
The golfer tied the knot with his wife announced their engagement in January 2017, before tying the knot six months later.
They maintain homes in Orlando, Florida; Borriol, Spain, and Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
Name: Garcia recently revealed that he named his daughter after a hole at Augusta National
Win: Azalea is named for the 13th hole where Garcia made a crucial par on his way to victory