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Watch Rory McIlroy's Happy Gilmore impression to mark film's 20th anniversary

By Claire Williamson

Published 17/02/2016

Adam Sandler starred as Happy Gilmore in the 1996 movie.
Adam Sandler starred as Happy Gilmore in the 1996 movie.

Professional golfers like Rory McIlroy probably don't see a lot of themselves in Happy Gilmore - but that didn't stop him channeling his best impressions to celebrate the movie's anniversary.

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the 1996 release of Happy Gilmore, the hit Adam Sandler golfing film about the rejected hockey player who turns his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

Rory McIlroy's favorite Happy Gilmore moment

Today on Snapchat (PGATOURsnaps), Rory McIlroy shares his favorite line from 'Happy Gilmore.'

Posted by PGA TOUR on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

While there wasn't a wide celebration with gold jackets handed out, nor was anyone troubled for a warm glass of milk, luckily the professional golfers at the Northern Trust Open were on hand to recreate their favourite moments from the film by reciting their favourite quotes.

In reality the pro-golfers are probably more like the polished, high-flying Shooter McGavin in the film than Adam Sandler's eccentric and unpredictable character.

But when World Number three Rory McIlroy was asked his favourite moment, he drew on the moment Carl Weathers who played Sandler's coach gives the rather frustrated golfer some guidance to make the shot.

And it seemed once Rory started he couldn't stop spilling out the quotes.

As later on he channeled his best Ben Stiller when he was asked for a warm glass of milk - McIlroy instantly gave the movie response.

So if Hollywood ever decide to make a Happy Gilmore 2 - it looks like there could be quite a few well-known faces queuing up to audition.

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