Who Is Joaquin Niemann's Girlfriend?

Chile star Joaquin Niemann has a long-term girlfriend - Christina Hellema Puga

Joaquin Niemann with his girlfriend Christina Hellema Puga
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Joaquin Niemann is one of the game's rising stars, and he had already secured two PGA Tour titles before joining LIV Golf last year. His biggest win, to date, came at the 2022 Genesis Invitational, where he shot four stunning rounds at Riviera to secure the tournament that is hosted by Tiger Woods.

Niemann celebrates with his partner Christina Hellema Puga

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Niemann, who represented Chile in the Tokyo Olympics, was one of LIV Golf's biggest signings last year and despite the extra travel for the Florida resident, in girlfriend Christina Hellema Puga, he has a regular companion to keep him company.  

Although we are uncertain how long the pair have been dating for, we do know that Hellema Puga is also from Chile. Born on the 18 October 1997, it has been reported that she has three siblings, two sisters and a brother, and she graduated from Colegio The International School in La Serena in 2015.

She then moved to the Universidad del Desarrollo in Concepción, where she studied architecture. Hellema Puga also has an Instagram specifically for her passion of architecture and has other interests in photography and art.

Despite being fairly active on social media, and often travelling with Niemann to golf tournaments, it appears the couple keep quite a low profile off the course as there are very few pictures of them together at events.

There are, however, a few exceptions. The couple can be seen posing together at St Andrews and Augusta National, which suggests that Niemann likes to have his girlfriend's support at the biggest events. 

Along with the Presidents Cup, Hellema Puga was present for Niemann's victory at the 2022 Genesis Invitational, and was pictured celebrating with her partner as he walked off the 18th green.

More recently (September 2022), they were pictured together at the welcome party ahead of the LIV Golf Invitational - Chicago, where Niemann finished fifth. 

Niemann and partner celebrate

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Matt Cradock
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