Brooks Koepka's wife, Jena Sims, celebrated his selection for the US Ryder Cup team on social media on Tuesday, just days after predicting the 2023 PGA Championship winner would receive the call.
Sims posted the announcement on her Instagram Story with the caption, “See you in Italy!” after US captain Zach Johnson announced Koepka's name during a press conference in PGA of America's Headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
“Congratulations to the selection of the captain and to all team members,” she wrote in a separate post. “I can't wait to be a part of this magical experience and to represent the USA!”
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Koepka was knocked out of six automatic qualifiers last week, but picking the five-time Major winner wasn't a difficult decision for Johnson.
“It was a pretty easy decision,” Johnson said. “In my opinion it's built for the biggest stages and there's no bigger stage than the Ryder Cup.”
Reports over the weekend claimed that Sims may have “leaked” the potential election after she posted a picture of Koepka holding a pizza on an American flag plate with the caption “Humor?” on Sunday.
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But she said on Tuesday it was just a coincidence.
“We didn't know when I took the pizza photo [American Flag] “Paper plates,” she said. “It's a tradition in our household to eat pizza off paper plates, and Brooks snagged those flag plates, so I cracked the joke and it caught on.”
While Sims admitted she knew on Monday, she was “sworn to secrecy.”
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Aside from Koepka's move to golf, The likelihood of his selection for the US Ryder Cup team was no secret given his dominant performance this season, which included winning the PGA Championship and finishing second in the Masters.
“Super excited. I'm looking forward to it and we have a great squad, a great captain, great assistants,” said Koepka on Tuesday. “It's going to be a fun week.”