Sergio Garcia tees off on Hole 8 at the World Golf Championships Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club Wednesday March 23, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT

Welcome to the Longhorn family, Sergio Garcia

Posted January 7th, 2017

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The Longhorns picked up a big-time golf commitment Friday. Not a new recruit, but a new fiancé.

Spanish golf pro Sergio Garcia, who turns 37 on Monday, and former Longhorn golfer Angela Akins announced their engagement via social media Friday.

The 31-year-old Akins, a reporter for the Golf Channel since 2015, is a UT journalism grad who played for the Longhorns women’s golf team from 2006 to 2008 after transferring from TCU and is the daughter of All-America quarterback Marty Akins from the Darrell Royal Longhorns of the early 1970s.

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Garcia’s and Akins’ romance is no secret. They’ve been spotted around Austin a few times, he’s publicly stated his budding appreciation of all things burnt orange and he sported an Longhorns putter cover at the WGC Dell Match Play golf tournament in Austin last spring.

Garcia is currently the 13th-ranked golfer in the world and splits his time between the PGA and European tours. Might we be seeing him a bit more around Austin?

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