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Jena Sims have reveled in news of LIV Golf's sensational merger with the PGA Tour, with her husband Brooks Koepka having been one of the breakaway's most prominent names.
The stunning merger was announced on Tuesday, with the PGA and European Tours having signed an agreement with the Saudi-backed circuit to combine their businesses into a new, yet-to-be-named company.
The merger ends the ongoing litigation between the rivals. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.
The move represents a major victory for LIV Golf, who had lured several stars like Koepka to the series.
Koepka, a five-time major winner, had reportedly earned over $100million (£80m) by joining the rebel tour.
LIV Golf star Brooks Koepka's wife Jena Sims welcomed the PGA Tour and LIV Golf merger
Koepka had earned a massive £80million pay day by agreeing to joint the Saudi backed tour
The five-time winner had been among the stars to have agreed to join the Saudi backed series
His wife Sims welcomed the merger on social media, writing 'It's a good day to have a good day'.
The model also responded to a post by Gold Digest which read 'The PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which is the primary financial backer of LIV Golf, have announced a treaty and potential merger, ending two years of civil war in professional golf.'
Sims added 'And on social media to innocent bystanders and families of the players who joined LIV.'
Koepka was among the major stars to have left the PGA Tour to join Liv Golf.
Phil Mickelson accepted a reported £160m with open arms and Dustin Johnson earned a £120m payday, showcasing the LIV project's financial muscle.
Cameron Smith and Bryson DeChambeau were all paid £80m.
Elsewhere, Bubba Watson took up a £40m figure, with Sergio Garcia banking £32m and Ian Poulter earning a number between £16m-£24m.
LIV Golf stars had been slammed due to the tour's ties to Saudi Arabia's controversial Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Rory McIlroy was a staunch LIV opponent and had turned down an offer to the join the series
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is under increasing pressure following the shock merger
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