Who is Angela Akins?
Angela Akins was born on 25 October 1985, in Marble Falls, Texas, USA, and is a sports journalist as well as a golfer, best known for being a reporter for the Golf Channel. Prior to her journalism career, she earned a lot of fame winning numerous golf tournaments as a college student.
The Riches of Angela Akins
How rich is Angela Akins? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned largely through a successful career in journalism and golf – she’s been involved in professional golf for most of her life and has reported on various high profile tournaments. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Golf Beginnings
Angela is the daughter of Marty Akins who earned fame during college as a football player with the Texas Longhorns during the early 1970s, and later transitioned to a political career. She is also the granddaughter of Ray Akins who is a High School Football Hall of Famer in Texas, having won 302 wins in 37 seasons of his coaching career.
At a very young age, she learned how to play golf, and developed a passion for it. She continued playing and improving her craft in the sport, and while attending high school she had won 10 tournaments in a short span of time. She attended Marble Falls High School, and was the team captain of the school’s golf team, helping the team get third place during the 2003 regional competition, and sixth place three years later. She gained 17 medals in national championships and became a Women’s Texas Golf Association Amateur Champion on one occasion.
Transition to Journalism
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the Texas Christian University, but soon transferred to the University of Texas where she had more opportunities to compete as a golfer, playing with the university’s team which she mentioned was very enjoyable for her. However, she never really intended to pursue golf professionally due to the limited opportunities available for women in golf. Instead, she set her eyes on a career in journalism, and after graduating she began her career as a reporter for Fox Sports Southwest.
— Angela Garcia (@TheAngelaAkins) July 9, 2018
She also co-hosted programs, and covered the four-hour highlight show called “Fox Football Friday”, and the golf lifestyle program “Access Golf”, as well as college football in the Southland Conference. In 2015, she joined the Golf Channel as a reporter and on-air personality, mainly appearing as an interviewer, and on the evening program, mainly covering the PGA Tour, moving to Florida so that she could be closer to her work. The channel she works for focuses a lot on golf programming, including creating biographical films focused on key figures in the history of golf.
Husband – Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia Fernandez is a professional golfer who plays on the European and PGA Tours. He has won 31 international tournaments during his career, and a few of his most high profile include the 2008 Players Championship as well as the 2017 Masters Tournament. He spent most of his career in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings, his longest streak being 300 weeks between 2000 and 2009. His highest career ranking has been second, achieved in 2008. He is noted for his accuracy and strong play, andaccording to various reports, his career earnings reach over $43 million.
He’s also participated in the Ryder Cup several times and was a member of the 2018 winning European team as the team’s captain. He’s had several controversies throughout his career, including a public feud with Tiger Woods in which he made some racially insensitive comments towards Woods. He was disqualified from the 2019 Saudi International Tournament during the European tour, because of deliberately damaging five greens.
Aside from his work in golf, he is also the Chairman of the Spanish soccer team CF Borriol, which is his hometown team.
For her personal life, it is known that Angela was married to Ross Hammann but their marriage was brief, ending in 2015 in divorce. In 2017, she became engaged to Sergio Garcia and they married later in the year. They have a daughter together named Azalea, who is named after the famed flowers of the Augusta National Club. It is also the name of the hole which helped him move ahead to claim his first major. She mentioned that golf was the reason that they got along very well, and they play together during their free time.
She still plays golf regularly as she mentioned in an interview and was the women’s club champion at the Spanish Oaks Golf Club in Austin in 2015. She mentioned that she loves Austin, Texas, and wants to live there if not for her work at the Golf Channel. She regards it as the greatest city in the world due to the memories and opportunities she’s had there. Similar to numerous sports journalists, she is highly active online through social media, having accounts on major websites such as Twitter and Instagram, on which she posts a lot of personal photos, and also shares some of her daily endeavors.