Brooks Koepka has been dating his girlfriend Jena Sims for more than three years now, but he likely learned something new about her during the pandemic — she has no future giving men’s haircuts.
Back when barbershops and hair salons still were not permitted to open in many parts of the country, Koepka decided to let Sims cut his hair. To say it did not go well would be an understatement.
Fortunately, hair grows back. Koepka was near the top of the leaderboard for much of the PGA championship, and he had some flowing locks coming out the back of his hat. All indications are that he has fully recovered from the brutal trim.
Sims shared an Instagram post back in May celebrating more than three years together with Koepka.
Perhaps the bad haircut was payback for the time Koepka ruthlessly snubbed Sims on national television.
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.
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.
Koepka entered the final round four shots back of the lead.
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.
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.
Sims seemed pretty giddy about the hug from Tiger.
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:
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:
Faxon later said he only knew about Koepka’s new girlfriend thanks to a tip from a friend and Koepka telling him in secret.
You can see more photos of Jena Sims on Page 2.