Four days before the start of this tournament, which he won in 2008, García sat cross-legged on a chair in the 16th floor presidential suite of a hotel outside Orlando. Soon, he would be on his way to a surprise appearance at an American Junior Golf Association event that he sponsors. But first, he would conduct an interview in the living area while his fiancée Angela Akins’s black Pomeranian, Bear, stood with his nose pressed against the glass of the double doors separating the rooms.
The dog was staring at García.
“Bear is obsessed with Sergio,” Akins said with a laugh.
Over his career, García has had that effect on a lot of…