Masters sensation Will Zalatoris looks a lot like Happy Gilmore’s caddie. So Adam Sandler wished him luck.

Dan Rorabaugh, Augusta Chronicle
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Will Zalatoris teed off Sunday tied for second in the final round of the Masters.

And a famous (movie) golfer wished him luck on Twitter.

Adam Sandler, who played the titular Happy Gilmore in the fan-favorite golf movie from 1996, tweeted a photo compilation that got social media laughing just before Zalatoris’ 2:20 p.m. tee time. The tweet shows the 24-year-old who is making a splash at his first Masters next to a shot of the actor who played Gilmore’s caddie at his first tournament in the movie.

The resemblance, as plenty of people had noticed throughout the week, is uncanny.

“Have fun today young man,” Sandler wrote in the tweet. “Mr. Gilmore is watching you and very proud.”

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Zalatoris is fully aware of the comparisons he’d been getting to both that character and to Owen Wilson, and the PGA Tour’s Twitter account made sure Sandler knew it.

Zalatoris entered the final day tied for second four shots beyond leader Hideki Matsuyama.

While things have gone well for “not Happy’s caddie,” the real-life Gilmore, the big-driving Bryson DeChambeau, has had an up-and-down week at Augusta National. He shot 67 on Friday but followed it with consecutive weekend rounds of 75.

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