Brian Harman finds himself at the top of the US Open leaderboard this weekend at Erin Hills, where he’s been cheered on by his wife, Kelly Van Slyke.
Read on to learn more about the golfer’s wife.
1. She Is a Radiation Therapist
Van Slyke worked as a radiation therapist at the UC San Diego Radiation Oncology Center.
Her Twitter bio reads, “President of the Brian Harman Fan Club, Traveler, Music Lover, Pilates Enthusiast and Radiation Therapist.”
Based on her LinkedIn, which has since been deactivated, FabWags reports her as having graduated from SUNY Genesco in 2007, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.
2. The Couple Married in December 2014
In December 2014, Harman and Van Slyke tied the knot near their home in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
They became engaged eight months earlier, while turkey hunting. Thats right– according to Golf Week, harman taped Kelly’s engagement ring to the inside pocket of her new camouflage pants. FabWags reports him as saying, “I videotaped the whole thing, her trying on the pants and finding the ring. It was awesome.”
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3. She Previously Worked as a Pilates Instructor
According to her Facebook page, Van Slyke previously worked as a pilates instructor at Pilates Loft in Georgia.
Based on social media, Van Slyke is still an avid pilates-goer.
4. She Gave Birth to the Couple’s Daughter Last Year
Last June, the couple gave birth to their daughter, Cooper Marie Harman. Kelly posted the news on Instagram with a comment that read, “Beyond grateful. #coopermarieharman #Ilovebrianharman A special thank you to Caroline DeJarnett Flexer for being such an amazing nurse and friend to Brian, Cooper and I. We love you!”
5. She’s Originally From Syracuse, New York
According to her Facebook page, Van Slyke is originally from Syracuse, New York.
The couple was supposed to get married in November, according to Golf Week, but eventually changed the date because that was the same weekend as the Georgia-Auburn football game. Harman tells Golf Week, “I told her people won’t come to our wedding. If you want all the people that we like to come don’t do it on a Georgia football weekend.” The couple ended up choosing the date 12/13/14. Though it seems like an intentional move– it actually just happened by chance. “The date just turned out goofy like that,” Harman tells Golf Week.