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Sergio Garcia talks Masters with reporters while his wife is in labor

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 3/13/2018 Steve DiMeglio
a man wearing a black shirt: Sergio Garcia, The Masters © Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports Sergio Garcia, The Masters

Sergio Garcia was in a hospital room Tuesday when he began his Masters conference call with the media.

He was fine. His wife, Angela, however, was in labor.

About 90 minutes before the conference call was to begin at 9 a.m. ET, Angela’s water broke and the two went to a hospital in Austin, Texas. Shortly after the conference call began, the 2017 Masters champion apologized and asked for a brief delay because he needed to attend to Angela.

The due date – it’s a baby girl – was Sunday.

“It has been an eventful morning,” Garcia said. “But you know, she's doing well, so it's kind of very, very exciting and nerve‑wracking at the same time.

“It is kind of, I don't know, surreal, I guess you may say. It's a different feeling. Obviously, I'm not the one having it, so I'm kind of on the outside looking in, but I am excited and a little bit nervous for Angela and the baby to make sure that everything goes well. It's funny how the timing, it was supposed to be on Sunday, but it looks like she's coming a little bit early, and you know, we're excited for it. So, everything looks good. We can't wait.”

Sitting by his wife in the hospital room, Garcia, who defeated Justin Rose in a playoff last year to win the green jacket and his first major championship, answered questions for 30 minutes.

“We look forward to everything,” Garcia said when asked about fatherhood. “Trying to raise a girl the best way possible. Try to make all the decisions as well as we can. At the end of the day, that’s all we can hope for. Hopefully we have a great, healthy baby girl that grows up to be an amazing woman and we don’t have to worry too much about her.”

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