Will Zalatoris, 24, is making the most of his first ever Masters appearance. Zalatoris made the cut and started 4-shots back of the leader, Hideki Matsyuama, on Sunday. While his play is getting him some respect this week, it’s his uncanny resemblance to Happy Gilmore’s caddie which is making the headlines this week.
Good to see Happy Gilmore’s caddie finaly having some success at #themasters
(credit: the entire Internet) pic.twitter.com/q52YTboae2
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) April 10, 2021
Mr. Gilmore, I’m (not) your caddie. pic.twitter.com/6hAVJWjLYG
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 11, 2021
Zalatoris is also joining in on the fun as he had his 60 degree Titleist Vokey wedge engraved with “Mr Gilmore I’m Your Caddie”.
Now driving, Mr. Gilmore’s caddy, Will Zalatoris. pic.twitter.com/gv5SlVUSQk
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) April 11, 2021
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He is currently ranked 46th in the Official World Golf Rankings and is expected to move up with his possible top-5 finish this week in his first made cut in a Major.
Twitter’s Shooter McGavin even got in on action:
Spare us Gilmore. You pushed the kid in the back for no reason, strangled him and called him a dipshit because of your own stupidity. Go back to your shanty. https://t.co/4DVz86JYCz
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) April 11, 2021
Win or not, Will Zalatoris is quickly becoming a fan favorite.