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Collin Morikawa and girlfriend Katherine Zhu have awkward exchange after major win

Collin Morikawa Katherine Zhu

Collin Morikawa on Sunday captured his first career major, winning the PGA Championship in San Francisco by shooting 13 under for the tournament. And he did it all at the age of 23.

After making a par putt on the 18th hole to lock up the major, Morikawa started to celebrate. He headed towards his girlfriend Katherine Zhu and was about to go in for a kiss or close embrace, but then the reaction changed and they pulled away from each other. Morikawa put up his hand for a high-five instead.

Perhaps due to COVID-19 mask guidelines, the two avoided a kiss. Then they realized they could still hug and did that. They also were shown later getting more cozy.

Morikawa has been accompanied by Zhu at many of his recent events. She is a golfer as well and played at Pepperdine in college and also professionally in China. The two have been together since at least 2017, based on Zhu’s Instagram account.

Trevor Lawrence gets engaged to girlfriend Marissa Mowry

Trevor Lawrence Marissa Mowry

Trevor Lawrence is engaged.

Lawrence proposed to girlfriend Marissa Mowry on Friday night in Clemson. He got engaged on the field at Memorial Stadium, getting down on one knee to ask Mowry to marry him.

Mowry, who plays soccer at Anderson University, says it was the “Easiest YES of my life!!!”

Lawrence will be a junior at Clemson this fall. He and Mowry have been together for over four years. His first appearance on her Instagram account was back in April 2016.

Lawrence led Clemson to the national championship as a freshman and is viewed as a top potential NFL Draft prospect. We wonder how his lookalike feels about this development.

Clark Hunt’s wife Tavia and daughter Gracie are both beauty queens

Clark Hunt wife daughter Tavia Gracie

Clark Hunt is living a blessed life.

He is the son of Lamar Hunt, who was the founder of the AFL and MLS, and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs. Clark is the chairman and CEO of the Chiefs and began as the team’s chairman in 2005.

Not only does Clark run the Chiefs, but he also is surrounded by beautiful women. His wife Tavia was Miss Missouri Teen USA and Miss Kansas USA.

Clark and Tavia have three children, including daughter Gracie, who has also competed in beauty contests and represented Texas in the Miss International competition. On her Instagram profile, Hunt says she is a spokesmodel for NFL Style.

The AFC Championship trophy is named after Clark’s father. Getting to hoist that trophy for the first time in 50 years was a special and long-awaited honor for the Hunt family.

Patrick Mahomes’ girlfriend Brittany Matthews a symbol of Chiefs fans’ loudness

Patrick Mahomes girlfriend Brittany Matthews

Kansas City Chiefs fans are a passionate group, and Patrick Mahomes’ girlfriend is at the forefront of the fanbase representing that passion.

Mahomes’ girlfriend Brittany Matthews has been making noise on Twitter all season long and now is viewed as a symbol of the team’s loudness at games. A fan sent her a tweet on Saturday that featured a poster saying to get loud like Matthews.

Matthews and Mahomes’ brother often are at games together and sharing videos on social media getting Chiefs fans pumped up. Last week when the Chiefs fell behind 24-0 to the Texans, Matthews was bringing the energy on social media, pumping everyone up.

Matthews’ passion is no surprise. She and Patrick have been together since 10th grade and began dating at Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse. When Mahomes went to play football at Texas Tech, Matthews played soccer at University of Texas at Tyler.

Here they are at prom in 2013:

Matthews went on to play soccer in Iceland after college, but she appears to have focused her career on fitness since then and has been in Kansas City with Mahomes since 2017. She travels to the team’s games too and made some noise earlier in the season after complaining about the treatment from Patriots fans in New England. When she’s at Arrowhead Stadium, she doesn’t need to worry about the opposing fans.

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Kate Upton, Gerrit Cole’s wife Amy Crawford recreate SI cover with great picture

Kate Upton Amy Crawford

Kate Upton and Amy Crawford teamed up to recreate a great magazine cover photo of their husbands.

Upton, the wife of Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander, posted a photo on her Instagram account Thursday ahead of the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS that showed her posing next to Crawford, who is Gerrit Cole’s wife. The two are in the same poses their husbands struck for an SI cover in September.

Take a look (you can scroll to the second photo to see the SI cover).

Great picture.

The photo appeared to have been taken at Tropicana Park, likely when the Astros were in St. Petersburg for their series with the Tampa Bay Rays. Cole is the Astros’ Game 5 starter.

Interestingly, Crawford is the sister of San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon. Amy and Cole met when they were both at UCLA.

Look: Klay Thompson, girlfriend Laura Harrier groove at Cubs game

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson took in Sunday’s Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers game at Wrigley Field in Chicago along with girlfriend Laura Harrier, and the two seemed to enjoy themselves.

The two were sitting in the front row for the game and were shown by CSN Chicago grooving to some music:

Thompson is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered during the NBA Finals in June. He underwent the surgery in early July and says he does not want to push his return. The 29-year-old is a part of the cast of “Space Jam 2”, which has been shooting this summer. Thompson working as an actor would allow him to relate to Harrier in that regard. Harrier, 29, is known for her role in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.

There was talk the two had taken a break in their relationship, but they are definitely together and recently enjoyed a trip to France.

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Le Tour de France avec mon amour

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Back in January, Thompson credited Harrier for inspiring his monster 44-point game.

Sean McVay, girlfriend Veronika Khomyn get engaged

Sean McVay Veronika Khomyn

Sean McVay is having a heck of an offseason.

The Los Angeles Rams head coach proposed to girlfriend Veronika Khomyn, who said yes, based on her Instagram.

Khomyn posted a photo on her Instagram Story Saturday night that showed her flashing a ring on her finger and the words “Can’t wait to call him my husband.”

Khomyn posted on Friday to say she was on vacation in Cannes, France. A day later she shared the engagement news, so it appears he may have proposed during their trip.

Khomyn and McVay have been dating since his time as an offensive assistant with the Washington Redskins. She moved to Los Angeles with him when he was hired by the Rams to become their head coach in January 2017 and has been along for his rise to success, serving as a great fan.

McVay was 31 at the time he was hired by the Rams and turned around a team that was 4-12 and made them 11-5. Then they went 12-4 last season and reached in the Super Bowl, where they lost to the New England Patriots.

Though McVay did not get a Super Bowl ring as he desired, putting on a wedding ring soon should be a nice consolation.

JJ Watt, Kealia Ohai get engaged while on vacation

JJ Watt Kealia Ohai

JJ Watt is officially engaged.

Watt proposed to girlfriend Kealie Ohai while the two were on vacation over Memorial Day weekend. He shared the news along with photos on social media.

In his Twitter and Instagram posts, Watt called himself the “luckiest man in the world.”

The Instagram post contains more photos:

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I’m the luckiest man in the world. #SheSaidYes

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Watt, 30, and Ohai have been dating since at least 2016, which is when she publicly confirmed they were a couple. Ohai, 27, plays soccer for the NWSL’s Houston Dash and is a member of the US Women’s National Team. Watt is a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

The two combine to form an athletic power couple in Houston.

Brooks Koepka’s girlfriend Jena Sims gets big kiss to make up for snub

Jena Sims

Brooks Koepka’s girlfriend Jena Sims got a big makeup kiss that she do deserved after getting snubbed earlier in the day.

Koepka shot a four-over 74 on Sunday, which was enough to win his second consecutive PGA Championship thanks to the huge lead he built up with a record first two rounds.

Prior to his tee time on Sunday, Koepka denied Sims on a kiss attempt:

Maybe Koepka was all business at the time, because once he completed the major win, he was ready for the smooches.

The 29-year-old golfer is in the middle of building his legacy. He won consecutive US Opens in 2017 and 2018 and has now won two PGA Championships in a row. He’ll have a chance to make it three US Opens in a row next month.

Giancarlo Stanton steps out with girlfriend Chase Carter

Giancarlo Stanton Chase Carter

Jason Binn and DuJour Media celebrate cover star Giancarlo Stanton at TAO Downtown

Giancarlo Stanton has a girlfriend and made a public appearance with her during the week.

Stanton was rumored since last summer to be dating model Chase Carter, and now things are confirmed as official. The two showed up at TAO Downtown in New York Tuesday night for a DuJour Media event — Stanton is on the cover for April.

“My ultimate career goal is to win a championship. I’ve accomplished a lot personally and I have plenty of time to accomplish more in my personal life, I’m still young. But in my professional life I definitely want to bring my team to a championship and experience that with them. To help my team accomplish that is the ultimate goal for me,” he said in DuJour.

Stanton is in his second season with the Yankees following an offseason trade last year by the Marlins. He followed up his 2017 MVP campaign by batting .266 with an .852 OPS last season. The Yankees are hoping for bigger things from him this season.