Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims have attempted to explain their viral kiss fail at the the 2019 PGA Championship.
It appeared as though there was trouble in paradise for the golfing glamour couple when Koepka appeared to reject his girlfriend’s attempt to kiss him while preparing for the final round.
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As they were walking to the course, Sims tried to kiss her man twice to no avail, a moment that instantly went viral.
But during an Instagram Live Q&A on Monday, Koepka and Sims tried to explain what really happened.
“When you’re walking in, there’s a million different things going on, and we’d always gone a certain way,” Koepka explained.
“But there was a big group of people, the one way that we had usually gone, and decided we were going to go a little different route, just because of so many people blocking it.
“I kind of was going to grab Jena, and tell her to come this way, I didn’t realise - she thought we were going to separate, I thought we were going to walk in together.”
Sims elaborated on the kiss fail.
“We’re obviously past that now, but on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of that tournament, we walked in and kissed at that exact spot”, she said.
“But then on Sunday, he ends up walking in with me, and we had a meal together, and then he kissed me before the round.
Luckily for Sims, she ended up getting her kiss after Koepka completed the victory.
Girlfriend gets the kiss now. Brooks Koepka is the PGA Championship Champion. pic.twitter.com/kPAIWec7iu
— Clint Brakebill (@CBrakebill) May 19, 2019
Popular Par 3 contest cancelled at Masters
Meanwhile, the popular Par 3 contest normally held on the eve of the Masters will not be played next month since spectators will not be allowed at the event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The beloved exhibition, which began in 1960, has become one of the most endearing traditions at the Masters and is very much a family affair as golfers often have wives, girlfriends, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews serve as caddies.
“The fun and excitement of watching Masters competitors with their friends and family is what makes the Par 3 Contest such a special part of Masters week,” Augusta National Club chairman Fred Ridley said in a news release.
“We know that experience could not have been replicated without guests and patrons at Augusta National, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to bring back this signature tradition.”
Famously, no winner of the nine-hole event has ever gone on to triumph in the Masters the same year.
In 2017, the Par 3 contest was called off for the first time in its history because of inclement weather.
This year’s Masters, originally scheduled to be held in early April, was postponed to November 12-15 because of the COVID-19 outbreak and will be held without spectators.
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