Happy Gilmore is trying to qualify for the US Open.
That’s right – a golfer whose actual name is Happy Gilmore played in a preliminary event in Indiana this week.
Eagle-eyed Twitter user Andrew Varner spotted the famous name among the field at Old Oakland Golf Club.
Unfortunately it seems as though he won’t be at the Country Club in June given he finished in a tie for 50th, shooting an eight-over-par 80.
— Andrew Varner (@VarnerAndrew) May 6, 2022
Gilmore started his round with a double-bogey six, dropping a further shot at the fourth before taking a painful ten at the seventh. It’s not yet known whether any foul play from Shooter McGavin was to blame, or whether Happy had Will Zalatoris on the bag.
Although another bogey followed at the tenth, he had birdies at 15 and 18 as he fared better on the back nine.
See his full scorecard here.