Top players try their best "Happy Gilmore."

Happy Gilmore swing
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Hitting the famous "Happy Gilmore" drive is not as easy as it looks - even for some of the world's best.
By John Kim
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 10:13 p.m.
Who amongst us golf nuts have never been inspired by the golf classic "Happy Gilmore"? No, not to wrestle an alligator (or Bob Barker) but to try one of those run up and wail away drives that helped the hockey-loving accidental golf pro win the coveted Tour championship from Shooter McGavin.  
 
Well, our friends at the European Tour (yes, the same folks who brought us 'Rory vs. the Robot' were certainly inspired - as were some of the top golfers in the world - as shown in the latest offerings from overseas. Check out how some of the best players in the world do at recreating the Happy Gilmore drive.  
 
*** Spoiler: Paul Casey was awesome, Padraig Harrington hit it the best and Phil Mickelson did better in the actual tournament (won!) than he did on his shot.
 
 
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