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Pro Golfer Did Happy Gilmore-Style Swing While In Last Place At PGA Event

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Pro Golfer Did Happy Gilmore-Style Swing While In Last Place At PGA Event

Plenty of golfers have felt like doing this while struggling - but pro golfer John Peterson had the balls to actually break out a Happy Gilmore-esque swing during a PGA event.

We guess Peterson just wanted his ball to get in its home.

The American was in last place after three rounds of the CIMB Classic in 2015, so on Sunday he did what we all must do when frustrated: channel the Adam Sandler within.

He placed his ball on the tee, took several steps back, then rushed forward and in one swift movement, walloped the ball down the fairway to the delight of the watching crowd.


What a hero. Even better, the unusual tee shot at the 10th was part of a change in fortune for Peterson.

He shot 66 for the day - eight strokes better than he'd managed on any of the three days before. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get him out out of last place, as Adam Scott won the event in Malaysia and picked up a $7 million prize.


Well, we just hope whatever Peterson earned came on a giant cardboard cheque. Also, that he's learned his lesson, has hired Carl Weathers as his coach and now takes a full Gilmore run-up every time he drives.

Hopefully see you at the 2021 British Open, John!

Topics: Golf

Alex Reid
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