Adam Sandler Praises Will Zalatoris: Happy Gilmore 'Is Watching You and Very Proud'

Blake SchusterContributor IApril 11, 2021

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11: Will Zalatoris of the United States acknowledges the patrosduring the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Golf's emerging star has found a new fan in one of the sport's most well known, albeit fictional, heroes. 

As Will Zalatoris entered Sunday at the Masters looking to take the lead from Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Sandler couldn't help but pass along praise on behalf of Happy Gilmore—and it doesn't hurt that Zalatoris has been confused for Gilmore's caddy from time to time. 


Mr. Gilmore, I'm (not) your caddie. pic.twitter.com/6hAVJWjLYG

That tweet didn't go unnoticed by Zalatoris, who had an offer for Sandler:

Will Zalatoris @WillZalatoris

If you’re ever in need of a caddie again let me know. I’ll be better this time. I’m always available for you, Mr. Gilmore. https://t.co/R1e8awZIvh

If a Happy Gilmore sequel ever gets made, it seems as though Zalatoris would be willing to make an appearance.

Zalatoris, 24, began the final round four strokes back of Matsuyama for the lead and quickly gained three strokes through two holes at Augusta. He finished in second place, just one stroke back of Matsuyama.