The 38-year-old Spaniard, who captured his first major title last April at Augusta National, and wife Angela, whom he married last July, were at a Texas hospital awaiting a baby girl who was not expected to arrive until Sunday.
Akins' due date for the couple's first child is Friday, but she went into labor three days earlier than projected.
"It's been an eventful morning", García said. "About an hour and a half ago, Angela's water broke, so we are at the hospital right now". We're at the hospital, it's very exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time.
"It's a different feeling to anything I've experienced before We know we're having a little girl, but obviously I'm not the one having it, so I'm kind of on the outside looking in".
Nearly two decades of heartbreak disappeared in the Georgia twilight when Garcia slipped into a coveted dream jacket, triumphing at a tournament he once said he hated. It has been great, every moment of it.
"And now it's getting even better with winning Augusta, with getting married to my best friend, and an awesome woman like Angela is and now having our first child". But the emotions can't compare to Garcia's impending fatherhood.
Garcia kept a promise of hosting the phone conference at 8am Texas time and in the Texas capital where his wife was born and where her parents reside. "Everything looks good so we can't wait". "Hopefully we have a healthy baby girl that grows up to be an fantastic woman".
Last year, Garcia wore the mantle of golf's almost man, a brilliant talent who had been unable to get the job done on the sport's biggest stages - the four majors.
Woods, a 14-time major champion and four-time Masters victor, appears to be peaking in his surgery comeback with the Masters looming on April 5-8. The way he has been able to swing, he doesn't look like he's in any pain, so that's the most important thing. It's a place where he has done well. I don't know how well.
"Even though I thought it was massive, I realize how much bigger it is all over the world and how much people really look up to the Masters and the green jacket and everything". I'm happy with my new equipment.
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