Happy Gilmore is trying to qualify for the US Open – yes, really

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Happy Gilmore is trying to qualify for the US Open.

That’s right – a golfer whose actual name is Happy Gilmore played in a preliminary event in Indiana this week.

Eagle-eyed Twitter user Andrew Varner spotted the famous name among the field at Old Oakland Golf Club.

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Unfortunately it seems as though he won’t be at the Country Club in June given he finished in a tie for 50th, shooting an eight-over-par 80.

Gilmore started his round with a double-bogey six, dropping a further shot at the fourth before taking a painful ten at the seventh. It’s not yet known whether any foul play from Shooter McGavin was to blame, or whether Happy had Will Zalatoris on the bag.

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Although another bogey followed at the tenth, he had birdies at 15 and 18 as he fared better on the back nine.

See his full scorecard here.

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