Adam Sandler Applauds ‘Happy Gilmore’ Caddy Lookalike Will Zalatoris After First Win

Golfer Will Zalatoris got a special shout-out from “Happy Gilmore” star Adam Sandler.

Last year, Sandler, 55, learned about the Masters candidate who looked like his caddy (played by actor Jared Van Snellenberg) from the 1996 sports film.

At the time, the comedian tweeted a photo of Zalatoris, 26, alongside a scene still of Happy Gilmore’s caddy. “Have fun today, young man. Mr. Gilmore is watching you and very proud,” He wrote.

The golf professional jokingly reacted“If you ever need a caddy again, just let me know. This time I will be better. I’m always there for you, Mr. Gilmore.’

Then, on August 14, Zalatoris won his first PGA Tour event, at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tennessee.

The “Hustle” actor did not miss his moment to show further support. He tweeted on Sunday, “Congratulations Will! I’m happy for you! Happy is happy for you! Enjoy everything!”

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“Happy Gilmore” starred Sandler as an ex-hockey player who finds a new passion in golf. The hot-headed athlete then goes on a professional golf tour to earn money to save his grandmother’s house.

The blockbuster comedy also featured Julie Bowen, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers and Francis Bay.

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the golf comedy, which Sandler celebrated with the film’s signature three-step approach. His smartphone camera rolled as he launched the ball in Gilmore style.

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Zalatoris won his first PGA tournament on August 14.
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“Happy Gilmore” premiered in 1996 and starred Sandler as a man who discovers his love for golf.

He dedicated the swing to his character’s rival, Shooter McGavin (McDonald).

“Shooter McGavin, this is for you!” Sandler named in the video he shared last year on social media. “I’m not lying to you. That’s broken. Crushed. That went pretty well. You’re dead, shooter!”

PGA tour stars Jordan Spieth and Rory Mcllroy also helped commemorate the occasion with a montage of their attempts at the iconic swing.

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