Jena Sims, wife of Brooks Koepka, goes viral

This morning Brooks Koepka has lifted his third PGA Championship after a fierce fight with Viktor Hovland. This is the fifth 'major' for the American golfer, with whom he snatches number one in the PGA ranking from John Rahm

by Andrea Gussoni
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Jena Sims, wife of Brooks Koepka, goes viral

This morning Brooks Koepka has lifted his third PGA Championship after a fierce fight with Viktor Hovland. This is the fifth 'major' for the American golfer, with whom he snatches number one in the PGA ranking from John Rahm.

Jena Sims, situation

However, some fans realized the absence of Jena Sims, the player's wife, during his victory. The actress and model could not have responded more ingeniously. When asked why she was not with her husband in Rochester (New York), Sims responded by saying that she was making room for the new trophy with a video in which she appears cleaning a shelf full of the gimped Koepka.

He played golf at Florida State University in Tallahassee and, as an amateur, won three tournaments and was a three-time All-America. He went on to qualify for the U.S. Open 2012, where however he did not pass the cut. In the same summer he turned professional, participating in the Challenge Tour.

He won his first title at the Challenge de Catalunya, while in the following season he won the Montecchia Open and triumphed at the Challenge de España, where he set the record score of the competition, 260 (-24) , winning by as many as 10 strokes.

Three weeks later, with victory in the Scottish Challenge, he earned a chance to contest the European Tour for the rest of 2013 and into 2014. In this year he won the Turkish Airlines Open and finished third at the Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega European Masters.

Finishing eighth in the Race to Dubai standings, he was named "Rookie of the Year". In 2015 also comes the first title on the PGA Tour, the Phoenix Open. At the Open Championship he finishes tenth and at the PGA Championship he finishes fifth.

At the end of the season he renounces to participate in the European Tour. At the U.S. Open 2017 wins his first Major, scoring a -16 and thus equaling Rory McIlroy's 2011 tournament record. In the following year, despite an operation suffered on his wrist and the consequent withdrawal from the Masters, he manages to successfully defend the title of the U.S.

Open (no one had succeeded since Curtis Strange in 1989) and won the third Major, the PGA Championship. Thanks to the victory of the CJ Cup he reaches the first position of the world ranking. In May 2019 he triumphs again at the PGA Championship, a result that allows him to regain the primacy in the ranking, which he then maintained for 38 consecutive weeks.

In this year he also won his first competition of the World Golf Championships, the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. For the second consecutive year he was named "player of the year" by the PGA of America. Qualified for the 2019 Presidents Cup, he was forced to retire due to a knee injury which also affects him in the 2020 season.

In February 2021 he returned to success at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where on the last day he came back five strokes behind with a score of 65, 6 strokes under par. On May 21, 2023, he won his third career PGA Championship, becoming the fifth player to win five Majors.

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