Joe Buck Spoils Brooks Koepka’s U.S. Open Moment With Awkward Comment About Girlfriend

Bryan Brandom
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Golf’s 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin made for a lot of firsts.

It was the first U.S. Open held in the state and the first to net the winner over $2 million—and 27-year-old Brooks Koepka shot a -16 over the weekend to claim that prize and his first ever major championship.

Judging by Fox’s broadcast of the event, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking it was also the network’s first crack at airing the Open.

Unfortunately for Fox, the golfers, golf fans, Koepka, his girlfriend Jena Sims, and his ex-girlfriend Becky Edwards, broadcaster Joe Buck was not on top of his game when the young golfer claimed victory and went in for the traditional post-win kiss with Sims.

Buck mistook her for Edwards, a professional soccer player who used to play for Florida State, where she met Koepka.

Color commentator Brad Faxon, who’d been told in secret by Koepka about the golfer’s new relationship with Sims, swooped in with a correction.

This is Fox’s third year broadcasting the U.S. Open.

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