Will Zalatoris wowed all week in his Masters debut — finishing 9 under on Sunday with rounds of 70-68-71-70 — however his distinctive play at Augusta Nationwide wasn’t the one factor that had individuals speaking. Any fan of Adam Sandler’s cult basic “Joyful Gilmore” instantly acknowledged that 24-year-old Zalatoris bore a placing resemblance to a sure caddie from the 1996 Waterbury Open.
Gilmore, er, Sandler himself could not resist sending well-wishes to the “punk” who was by his facet whereas he weathered the highs and lows of Joyful’s erratic golf sport as he entered the ultimate day of event play in second place:
Have enjoyable immediately younger man. Mr. Gilmore is watching you and really proud. pic.twitter.com/iwOEuMdR8W
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) April 11, 2021
Whereas Zalatoris’ look has been likened to everybody from Owen Wilson to Wayne Gretzky, the golfer himself has embraced the comparisons to Joyful Gilmore’s caddie, as exhibited by the phrase “Mr. Gilmore, I am your caddy,” engraved on his membership.
You like to see it. pic.twitter.com/NvwJHgxobK
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) April 11, 2021
In case you wanted additional proof that Zalatoris is on board together with his “Joyful Gilmore” ties, after ending in sole possession of second place on Sunday, he replied to Sandler’s tweet in full character:
In case you’re ever in want of a caddie once more let me know. I will be higher this time. I am all the time accessible for you, Mr. Gilmore. https://t.co/R1e8awZIvh
— Will Zalatoris (@WillZalatoris) April 12, 2021
Legend. Hideki Matsuyama may need gained the inexperienced jacket, however within the web realm, Zalatoris and Sandler stay undefeated.