Meet Angela Akins, Sergio Garcia's Beloved

Sergio Garcia is getting married, and isn't he the lucky one: His better half is Angela Akins, former Golf Channel and Fox Sports Southwest reporter and accomplished golfer.

It's no surprise that Angela and Sergio were on the road to marriage. They each shared photos throughout the past year on social media of their adventures together. And Angela was on Sergio's arm at the most recent Ryder Cup Gala Dinner.

Their engagement was announced in mid-2016, so Sergio's tweet merely confirms that the wedding is on for this year.

Most recently she was a reporter and interviewer for the Golf Channel, a role she had beginning in 2015.

Prior to that, Akins had reporting and hosting jobs with Fox Sports Southwest, including hosting a five-hour Friday night show about Texas high school football.

Speaking of football: Any Texas football fans reading this might recognize Angela's last name. The Akins family includes some Texas football legends.

Angela's grandfather, Ray Akins, won nearly 300 games as a high school football coach.

Angela's father, Marty Akins, is, according to Wikipedia, the only wishbone quarterback ever named first-team All-American. Marty quarterbacked the Texas Longhorns for three seasons in the early 1970s, and Texas coach Darrell Royal called him "the best all around athlete I ever coached."

And Angela's cousin is New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

And what about Akins on the golf course? Hey, she might be able to beat Sergio ... if she can negotiate enough strokes! She's a past women's club champion at Spanish Oaks Golf Club in the Austin suburbs.

And Angela played college golf at the University of Texas. She was an academic all-conference selection in 2007-08, and received her Bachelor of Journalism degree from UT.

Congratulations and best wishes to Angela and Sergio.

Golfers' Bikini Bests of 2016

Are you ready for 2017? Happy New Year to all. Let's celebrate the coming new year with some of the best bikini pics that pro golfers shared in 2016.

Alison Lee:

Ani Gulugian:

Anna DePalma:

Annabel Rolley:

Belen Mozo:

Blair O'Neal:

Carlie Yadloczky:

Carly Booth:

Charley Hull:

Chelsea Pezzola:

Courtney Zenger:

Danielle Kang:

Eileen Kelly:

Erin Choi:

Henni Zuel:

Jaye Marie Green:

Jessica Korda:

Leticia Ras:

Lexi Thompson:

Maggie Noel:

Savannah Vilaubi:

Susana Benavides:

Victoria Lovelady:

Liz Elmassian:

Happy Holidays 2016 From Golf Babes

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than sharing what some of our favorite golf babes have shared themselves? Happy holidays to all, and best wishes for the coming new year.


Annabel Rolley: Merry Christmas from Down Under!!! Love and peace to all.


Paige Spiranac: Saturdays maybe for the boys but they are also for onesies. Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays to everyone!


Amanda Robertson: A very Merry Christmas to everyone! Hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends!


Elise Lobb: Merry Christmas Eve!!! hope you all have a great holiday with your friends and family!

🇧🇷Feliz NATAL a todos e que DEUS abençoe você e sua família! 🎄🇺🇸MERRY Xmas everyone! May GOD bless you and your family! 🎄

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Blair O'Neal: Who's ready for Christmas?!?


Sandra Gal: The warmest wishes for a peaceful, love-filled and Merry Christmas from my heart to yours!


Courtney Coleman: Merry Christmas Eve!!!!! Hope everyone is having a magical day!


Jaye Marie Green (with Lexi Thompson): We're so tall you can't even see the tree. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Frida Svensson: Merry Christmas from us!! (The Svensson sisters - Frida and Emma - are golfers on the University of Central Arkansas team, by way of Sweden. As if you couldn't have guessed that.)


Lena Schaeffner: Blessed to be spending another Christmas at home with my family. Merry Christmas everyone!!


Leticia Ras: A very sandy christmas this year...


Anna DePalma: Merry Christmas Eve!!

Cold Outside? Warm Up With Belen Mozo in a Bikini

Winter has descended on our part of the world. Darn that polar vortex! No golf for us this weekend. And perhaps it is very cold where you are, too, right now.

But it's not cold where Belen Mozo is.

The LPGA golfer is in Colombia, part vacation (Belen's longtime boyfriend, pro tennis player Robert Farah, is Colombian), part working vacation. The vacation part is visible in these photos. The "working vacation" part is in the daily golf practice and fitness training she is doing in preparation for the 2017 LPGA season.

And for good measure:

Jaye Marie Green Wins 2016 LPGA Q-School

Jaye Marie Green claimed medalist honors at the LPGA's 2016 final-stage qualifying tournament, beating runner-up Olafia Kristinsdottir by one stroke.

And guess what: This is the second time Green has won Q-School. She was also medalist at the final stage in 2013, and she is the first golfer in all the years the event has been played in Daytona Beach, Fla. (since 1991) to win it twice.

Jaye, still only 22 years old, turned pro at age 19 and her rookie LPGA season was in 2014. She has three career Top 10 finishes thus far and nearly half a million in career earnings.

In the just-completed 2016 season, Green finished 112th on the money list. She didn't have to play Q-School, but doing so - and especially winning - improves her status for 2017 and guarantees her a full season. Don't be surprised if Jaye makes a leap in 2017.

Love bootcamp on the weekends at the @thepitfitnesscenter

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