Adam Sandler cheers ‘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, heard about the Masters candidate who resembled his caddy (played by actor Jared Van Snellenberg) from the 1996 sports flick.

At the time, the comedian tweeted a photo of Zalatoris, 26, next to 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 pro jokingly responded, “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.”

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

The “Hustle” actor didn’t miss his moment to show further support. He tweeted on Sunday, “Congrats Will! I’m happy for you! Happy’s happy for you! Enjoy it all!”

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