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After viral BOMB, actual Tour Championship extends invite to Happy Gilmore, er, Adam Sandler

February 17, 2021

The golf universe trembled on Tuesday afternoon, reverberating in the wake of The Drive Heard Round the World. A Happy Gilmore hydrogen bomb from Happy Gilmore himself (on Happy Gilmore Day, no less), the self-filmed swing became a viral sensation, sending golf fans everywhere running for their VCRs and Shooter McGavin for his putter. Somehow, 25 years after his 1996 “Tour Championship” triumph, Happy was king of the golf world once again.

But if the entirely fictional gold jacket was sweet back then, just imagine how Gilmore, er, Sandler felt on Wednesday morning when he woke up to the ACTUAL Tour Championship in his mentions. Welcome to 2021, Mr. Sandler, where reality and unreality are one and the same.

So, let’s get this straight: 10,000 retweets on a tweet based on a video that got over 4.3 million views in less than 24 hours and we get to watch Adam Sandler smoke it around East Lake in some God awful tracksuit? Sounds like a good deal to us. Just one question to the good folks over at the Tour Championship:

How many favorites for a Shooter invite?