Will Zalatoris is always available to caddie for Mr. Gilmore – except when he’s winning on the PGA Tour, then looping for iconic movie characters takes a backseat.
More than a year ago, Adam Sandler (aka Happy Gilmore) got wind of a Masters contender who happened to look like his caddie from the titular movie. Not one to miss the chance at comedy gold, Sandler tweeted a picture of Zalatoris’ wild blonde mane with a side-by-side of said caddie, saying, “Have fun today young man. Mr. Gilmore is watching you and very proud.”
Fast forward to present day and four runners-up later, Happy’s caddie doppelganger finally brought it home, besting the field at the FedEx St. Jude Championship to become a first-time winner on the PGA Tour.
Of course, Mr. Gilmore was watching.
“Congrats Will!” Sandler tweeted. “I’m happy for you! Happy’s happy for you! Enjoy it all!”
Safe to say, the student has become the master.