Spieth busts out 'Happy Gilmore' style swing at pro-am event
VERO BEACH, Fla. - The world’s top golfer, Jordan Spieth, slammed a drive up the fairway at a pro-am event in the style made famous by golfer of the silver screen, Happy Gilmore, on Sunday.
Spieth was playing in the 70th Grapefruit Pro-Am in Vero Beach, Florida, when he used the hockey player turned golfer swing seemingly to indicate how serious he would take the tournament.
“In a matter of seconds, Spieth showed how ‘serious’ he would be taking this day. Hedgecock barely had introduced his name when Spieth opened with a running Happy Gilmore tee shot that found its way into a pond,” said Jeff Babineau of Golfweek. “Regardless, he smiled like a kid who'd just gotten a new bike. He would enjoy the day, and that made it all the more special.”
Bob Barker was not in the lineup of amateur players playing in the event.