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Is Jake Knapp Married? Exploring the Love Life of the PGA Tour Player

Published 02/25/2024, 1:30 PM EST

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Some athletes prefer keeping their love life private, and that’s exactly what Jake Knapp prefers. With him bursting into the golf scene, fans want to know more about the American golfer. As he chases his dreams, here’s more about his love life.

Is Jake Knapp a happily taken man?

The American golfer was born on May 31, 1994, in Costa Mesa, California, to Jennifer Knapp and Robert Knapp. And since his early days, he has been attracted to golf. He is focused on his game and is not married yet. However, some reports claim he has a girlfriend named McKenna from Ottawa, Canada. But not much is known about their relationship.

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Is it said that Knapp flew his girlfriend in on Saturday night so that she could watch him compete at the Mexico Open. He was also seen waving to her in the crowd. McKenna, later, ran to the 18th green to greet Knapp and congratulate him on his maiden PGA Tour title.

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He also has an older brother, Ryan Knapp, who is married. His father and brother work in the real estate industry. On the other hand, his mother works as a wedding and event planner. Despite focusing most of his time on golf practice, the 29-year-old has strong ties with his family.

“My mom does wedding and event planning, and at this one wedding, my dad and I went and did security,” he recounts. “We were helping direct people and everything else.” This small incident shows the Knapp family is a close-knit one.

 

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While Jake Knapp is close to his family, there is not a single mention of his love life. But that may be due to the fact that his first love has always been golf. The 29-year-old has faced his fair share of trouble to reach the heights he is at right now.

Leaving golf made Knapp realize its importance

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The American golfer turned pro in 2016 after having multiple top-spot finishes in his amateur career. He had a strong start to his professional career, and in 2019, he finished third on the money list to secure a Korn Ferry Tour card. Unfortunately for him, things started going south from there.

He lost his KFT card in 2021 and missed Q-School. Following this, he left to play golf. He went on to work as a security guard at a nightclub. Recounting this experience, he claims it gave him perspective and responsibility.

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He returned to professional golf with a new mindset in 2022. By October 2023, he was in the top 30 on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List and had earned his first PGA Tour card via exempt status. Now he is on the brink of his first PGA Tour win.

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Ajitesh Rawat

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Ajitesh Rawat is a Senior Golf Writer at EssentiallySports. He honed his reader mindset and developed a unique content lens thanks to many months spent as a content analyst at ES. Now, as an ace journalist, he applies those skills to connect better with readers through his extensive coverage of the LPGA and their lesser-known players.
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Riya Singhal

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