Happy Gilmore swing goes wrong for Olympian

Sydney Leroux
As you'll see in the Vine below, Sydney Leroux's attempt at the "Happy Gilmore" golf swing didn't end as planned.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 2:51 p.m.

Sydney Leroux -- a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Women's Soccer team at the 2012 London Games -- took a crack at the "Happy Gilmore" swing made famous by Adam Sandler in the goofy golf flick.

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As you can see in the Vine below, things didn't turn out so well for Leroux, a forward for the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League:




In case you need a refresher, here's how the "Happy Gilmore" swing is supposed to look:

You can also click here to see three-time major champion Padraig Harrington expertly executing the "Happy Gilmore" swing on the driving range at Port Royal during the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.