“It should be easier if it is mutual, but when it is a really painful break up you try to get away from it by throwing yourself into golf more than ever. It is not easy to concentrate when something like that is still on your mind.” In fact, Garcia’s golf game went into a tailspin when Norman ended their relationship early in 2009 after the couple first began dating in 2007, and in the year the Spaniard lost out in a British Open play-off to Ireland’s Padraig Harrington at Carnoustie.Garcia became a virtual golfing recluse cutting his schedule to a bare minimum and spending more time hanging out with his beloved Castellon Football team than on the practice ranges of the world.
As long as that strength is there, being in the public eye shouldn’t make a difference.It’s something you are both probably used to anyway.” Garcia is now dating German-born amateur golfer, Katharina Boehm with the couple sealing their friendship in spectacular manner later last year when Boehm caddied for Garcia in capturing the Asian Tour’s season-ending Thailand Golf Championship in Bangkok and the 25 win of his pro career.“It’s unbelievable as Rory’s a friend of mine and I regard him as a close friend and he vaguely asked me what I’d be doing around the time I thought the wedding might be, so that’s a shame,” said Rose.“I’m disappointed to hear that for him, it’s very sad..She is said to be a “calming influence” on her fiancée.
After Garcia’s sensational Masters win in the spring, Akins’ father told the New York Post: "He was a great player before he met Angela.It’s going to be where it has to be this week.“Angela has been doing a great job of getting everything ready for the wedding and obviously we’re really excited for next week.“But we have something that we’re also extremely excited about this week, and we want to be here giving everything we have.Hopefully we can be in with a chance on Sunday, it would be great.”Garcia and Akins started their relationship in 2015 and announced their engagement in January this year.The golfer, 37, wrote on Twitter: “Some very exciting news for us! Thrilled to see what the future bring us.”Akins has worked as a golf reporter for Fox Sports Southwest and the Golf Channel.She is also a keen player who has won 17 medals at national tournaments and was named the Women’s Texas Golf Association’ player of the year in 2005.I think he's an even greater player now that they're together.