Brooks Koepka was once again in contention at a major championship entering the final round of the US Open on Sunday, and there will be no talk about him snubbing his better half whether he wins or loses.
Prior to the PGA Championship last month, a moment between Koepka and his girlfriend Jena Sims went viral when the four-time major champion ignored Sims’ smooch attempt.
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) May 19, 2019
Sims must have seen all of the comments on Twitter, because she was sure to get a kiss from Koepka after he won. Then at Pebble Beach on Sunday, the two did not misfire.
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Koepka entered the final round four shots back of the lead.
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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:
— Sports Freakshow (@aussiebeastmode) May 19, 2019
Maybe Koepka was all business at the time, because once he completed the major win, he was ready for the smooches.
Brooks Koepka's girlfriend clearly saw y'all's comments about not getting a kiss before the round. pic.twitter.com/gMSJPxqx0d
— Baby Boy (@Ben_Baby) May 19, 2019
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.
If there were any doubts about whether or not Tiger Woods has his mojo back, Jena Sims may have answered it for us.
Sims, who is the girlfriend of PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, was on hand in St. Louis to celebrate her boyfriend’s third major title. She accompanied Koepka as he walked off the 18th hole as the event champion.
The two then approached the clubhouse for Koepka to sign his scorecard and came across Tiger, who was waiting outside. Woods congratulated Koepka on his win, and then gave a hug to Sims.
Brooks taking his eye off the ball pic.twitter.com/Zr8K6hKNEq
— Big Cat (Tiger’s Back) (@BarstoolBigCat) August 12, 2018
Sims seemed pretty giddy about the hug from Tiger.
— Boneless Bill (@IamDJBillyC) August 12, 2018
Tiger is officially back pic.twitter.com/xN0PN3WvgI
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) August 12, 2018
Seeing a reaction like that seems to show that Tiger still has an aura about him. And for what it’s worth, Tiger has a new girlfriend who also was in St. Louis.
Video h/t Barstool Sports
Brooks Koepka’s US Open win was somewhat marred last year by a broadcast snafu from FOX, so this time around, Joe Buck chose to avoid the topic for the most part.
Koepka made a putt for bogey on 18 at Shinnecock Hills that allowed him to finish 1 over for the round and first at the US Open. After making his putt, Koepka hugged his caddie, got daps from Dustin Johnson and Curtis Strange, celebrated with his father, and then he shared a big kiss with girlfriend Jena Sims.
Buck mentioned Koepka’s caddie, father, and Strange all by name, but he stayed silent during the smooch Koepka shared with Sims.
So why is that significant? Last year, Buck misidentified Koepka’s girlfriend as his previous one. He later had to correct things and note that Sims was Koepka’s new girlfriend.
Later after Koepka’s second straight win at the US Open became official, FOX showed Koepka walking with Sims before they did a recap. That time Buck mentioned Jena, and emphasized her name. He knew it would be an issue people would be watching out for and adjusted accordingly.
Brooks Koepka won his first career major when he captured the US Open on Sunday with a combined score of 16 under for the tournament, tying a US Open record.
Koepka was carted away after finishing up on 18 and was joined by his girlfriend Jena Sims, who was there to celebrate with him.
There was a slightly awkward moment for those watching on TV as FOX’s Joe Buck incorrectly identified Koepka’s girlfriend as Becky Edwards, a pro soccer player. Those two actually broke up, and Koepka’s new girlfriend is Sims, who is an actress.
Luckily color commentator Brad Faxon was there to correct things:
Fox's golf coverage, in a nutshell pic.twitter.com/EaBRN1v0ZK
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) June 19, 2017
Joe Buck said that Brooks Koepka's girlfriend was Becky Edwards… only problem is that's not Becky pic.twitter.com/12TcgP4u27
— Greg Jubert (@gjubert22) June 19, 2017
The mistake is understandable as Koepka and Edwards appeared to be dating as of December, though they’re obviously no longer together. Likewise, the only clue that Sims has given on social media about the two being in a relationship is this photo she shared on Saturday:
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Faxon later said he only knew about Koepka’s new girlfriend thanks to a tip from a friend and Koepka telling him in secret.