Watch a Healthy Tiger Woods Do His Best Happy Gilmore Impression

Prior to his accident, Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and others impersonated Gilmore for a TaylorMade ad

Tiger Woods at the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando in 2020. Woods was recently seen in an ad that was shot earlier this year before the golfer's accident.
Tiger Woods at the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando in 2020.
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After teasing it back in February when Happy Gilmore was actually celebrating its 25th anniversary, TaylorMade has finally released a video of some of its top athletes doing their best impressions of Adam Sandler’s iconic character in the tee box.

Filmed before Tiger Woods had his SUV accident in California, the video shows Woods along with heavy hitters Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Matthew Wolff and Tommy Fleetwood attempting to mimic Gilmore’s slapshot-style swing.

Not all of the PGA stars were able to copy Gilmore’s swing, but McIlroy probably got the closest — although he completely shanked it. In his attempt, Tiger at least put a good swing on the ball and smack it across the 300-yard barrier.

He isn’t in the video, but Rickie Fowler said last month that Woods still has a “long road ahead.” 

“I know he’s been getting after it as far as rehab goes, that takes up most of his day,” Fowler told reporters, per Golf Digest. “I know it’s been tough. It’s a long road till now, he’s got a long road ahead, but he’s putting the work in.”

In a more recent development, a source told People the 45-year-old is healing but has not yet been on a golf course. “Tiger is in good spirits and doing well, but he has not been able to play any golf at all,” the source said.

We’re all hoping that changes as golf could use Tiger, whether he’s able to swing it like Gilmore or not.

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