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Congratulations are in order for Brooks Koepka and his wife Jena Sims after they welcomed their first child into the world - a baby boy.
Sims herself revealed the news on her Instagram account, saying that the couple's son, named Crew Sims Koepka, was born on Thursday July 27 - six weeks early.
Koepka also posted a picture of his wife and child, while Sims revealed more details in a series of Instagram stories.
Sims says she needed a C-section and that Crew is in NICU but breathing by himself and starting to feed.
Being six weeks early though, Sims says Crew will still need monitoring for a little while longer, but hopes are high that he will continue to progress and grow bigger and stronger.
The birth obviously means that Koepka may not now tee it up at the latest LIV Golf League event The Greenbrier this week.
With back-to-back events being played, with LIV Golf also taking place at Bedminster next week, Koepka could well miss both events.
The five-time Major champion has already stated that his family comes first so it's likely he'll put his clubs away while his son is still in hospital receiving treatment.
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As long as Crew continues to progress, having his son arrive earlier than planned has a bright side to it for Koepka as it means he'll be clear to play in the Ryder Cup.
Had Crew come on or even after his due date then it may have come a bit too close to the Ryder Cup clash in Rome, but it now seems as though he'll be free to take up his place on team USA.
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Paul Higham is a sports journalist with over 20 years of experience in covering most major sporting events for both Sky Sports and BBC Sport. He is currently freelance and covers the golf majors on the BBC Sport website. Highlights over the years include covering that epic Monday finish in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and watching Rory McIlroy produce one of the most dominant Major wins at the 2011 US Open at Congressional. He also writes betting previews and still feels strangely proud of backing Danny Willett when he won the Masters in 2016 - Willett also praised his putting stroke during a media event before the Open at Hoylake. Favourite interviews he's conducted have been with McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Thomas Bjorn, Rickie Fowler and the enigma that is Victor Dubuisson. A big fan of watching any golf from any tour, sadly he spends more time writing about golf than playing these days with two young children, and as a big fair weather golfer claims playing in shorts is worth at least five shots. Being from Liverpool he loves the likes of Hoylake, Birkdale and the stretch of tracks along England's Golf Coast, but would say his favourite courses played are Kingsbarns and Portrush.
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