Was Zalatoris Happy Gilmore’s caddy?

Zalatoris (and his uncanny resemblance to Happy Gilmore’s caddie) got the attention of the golf-loving Sandler. The actor tweeted to Zalatoris on the Sunday of the final round in Augusta, Georgia, including a photo of Jared Van Snellenberg, who portrayed the caddie in “Happy Gilmore.”

Is Happy Gilmore Based on a true story?

The Happy Gilmore character is loosely based on Sandler’s childhood friend Kyle McDonough, who played ice hockey and would golf with Sandler as they grew up. Sandler could never hit the ball as far as McDonough, and figured that McDonough’s hockey skills gave him an edge.

Who was Happy Gilmore’s first caddy?

More about Happy Gilmore’s caddie Jared Van Snellenberg is best known for his role in Happy Gilmore and now works as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.