Sergio Garcia 'very happy' away from golf

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• Sergio Garcia talks of comfort in life away from golf
• "Mind is calmer and I'm happier," said the Spaniard
• Garcia has been with Angela Akins since end of last year


Sergio Garcia believes being comfortable in his personal life has been the trigger behind some recent good form which sees him contending at the weekend of yet another Open Championship.

The Spaniard, who is situated inside top ten at Royal Troon, has been with girlfriend Angela Akins since the end of 2015, meeting in her role as a post-round interviewer for Golf Channel at PGA Tour events.

In recent months, the pair have been active on social media, attending the Champions League final together, holidaying, while Akins was present when Garcia returned to the PGA Tour winners’ circle after a four-year drought at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

And, speaking after his second round at Royal Troon, Sergio Garcia said that a more settled life away from the course is translating into more positive performances on it.


“It definitely helps,” Sergio Garcia told “Every little thing that adds up is always good. When things are lined up nicely in your life outside of the game, your mind is calmer, you're happier and those things are always good.”

Asked whether this was the best he’d felt away from the golf course heading into an Open Championship, Garcia added: “I don't know. I mean, I've had great Opens where I've felt really well – but I do feel very happy and with where I stand.”

After a one-under-par second round, Garcia is six shots behind halfway leader Phil Mickelson which, had it not been for two three-putts, could’ve been a whole lot better.

“I would love to be two or three shots better, there’s no doubt about that,” said Garcia. “But I am happy where I am because I didn’t feel like I played that great in the first two rounds and I’m still around the top ten. Hopefully I’ll keep improving as the week goes on and I’ll be in with a chance on Sunday.”

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