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Spieth busts out 'Happy Gilmore' style swing at pro-am event

5 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Monday, December 14 2015 Dec 14, 2015 December 14, 2015 12:01 PM December 14, 2015 in Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

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.

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