Editor’s note: The article below, written in 2015, takes a look at Sergio Garcia’s then-girlfriend, Katharina Boehm. Garcia is now engaged to Angela Akins. You can click here to read more about Akins.
Katharina Boehm was the girlfriend of longtime PGA Tour fixture, Sergio Garcia before Garcia began dating Angela Akins in 2015. Garcia just won the 2017 Masters, the first time he’s won it in 19 tries.
Garcia‘s re-emergence as an elite player in 2014 was one of the biggest storylines in golf. Garcia placed T6 at the Open Championship 2015, four strokes back from the winner.
What differentiated Boehm from every other wife or girlfriend is her status as a former college golf star who once caddied for her boyfriend — and helped him win a tournament in the process. The German beauty and Garcia met back in 2013.
They broke up at some point in 2015, and there were rumors that the two got engaged. She was even spotted wearing a diamond ring, but both Boehm and Garcia have denied it is an engagement ring. However, Garcia didn’t deny that there would be an engagement in the future.
Here’s what you need to know about Garcia’s girlfriend:
She Was Born and Raised in Munich, Germany
Boehm was born and raised in Munich, Germany in 1990. There, she was one of the best young golfers in Germany prior to her arrival in Charleston.
According to her College of Charleston bio, she was a member of the German national junior team who built an impressive resume in national competitions, finishing second at the German Girls Championship and seventh at the German International Amateur Championship in 2008.
Boehm also finished 24th at the 2008 European Ladies Championship and was the Bavarian Junior Girls champion in 2006.
Naturally, Boehm is a huge soccer fan and went crazy on twitter in the Summer 2014 as her native country clinched the World Cup victory.
She Has the Seventh Best Scoring Average in the College of Charleston’s History
Boehm was a standout golfer at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She graduated in 2013 as a double major in communication and business administration.
She played in every event for four years, and her 77.03 stroke average is the seventh-best in school history.
Cougars coach Jamie Futrell told Heavy that Boehm is one of his favorite players of all time.
“Kathy would be the first to tell you she was not the longest hitter in college, but she was one of the best putters I have ever coached,” Futrell said.
Futrell said Boehm has a “can-do attitude in everything she does.”
“She is successful because of her belief in herself,” Futrell explained. “She was one of the hardest workers I have ever coached. While many athletes today feel entitled, Kathy has always been very appreciative for everything she has been given.”
She Helped Garcia Win a Tournament As His Caddy
Garcia’s revolving door of caddies took a fascinating turn in December 2013, when he put his girlfriend in charge of his bag at the Thailand Championship.
The results couldn’t have been better. Garcia finished the tournament at 22-under par and beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes for his first win of the year.
Golf Digest reported that Garcia gushed about Boehm to reporters after the third round.
“It’s great to have her around, forget about having her on the bag this week,” Garcia said. “Just a very positive person, a lot of good energy, that’s what I love about her, and it’s great to be able to go through this with her.”
When he switched back to Neil Wallace as his caddy, Garcia joked to reporters that Boehm fired him.
“I wanted to keep going, but she fired me,” Garcia said, according to the Back 9 Network. “It was something she wanted to do since we started dating, and I thought that would be a good week, being the end of the year and maybe a little bit more relaxed.”
Boehm’s presence for Garcia is a calming one and his game has shown improvements coincidentally since they started dating back in 2013.