Lee Trevino regrets cameo in "Happy Gilmore"
Champions Tour PGA Tour

Lee Trevino regrets cameo in “Happy Gilmore”


SHARE THIS STORY

Despite Adam Sandler's otherwise rather dubious filmography, his "Happy Gilmore" stands out as a film loved by golf fans.

The comedy chronicles the rivalry between the upstart title character and touring lord Shooter McGavin. McGavin is offended and frustrated by Gilmore's popularity and attitude toward the traditions of the game.

Six-time major champion Lee Trevino made a cameo in the 1996 movie, playing himself as he confronts McGavin.



Gilmore: "That's right, I'm gonna beat your ass on the course!"
McGavin: "Yeah, right. And Grizzly Adams had a beard."
Trevino: "Grizzly Adams did have a beard."

Trevino's other time on camera is mostly spent shaking his head at McGavin.

The Texas native said in a speech on Monday, however, that he regrets appearing in the film. Speaking at a University of Texas function, he told CBS affiliate KYTX, "If they were going to use all those foul words in there, I never would have done it."

In fairness, Gilmore's most profanity-laced tirade was bleeped out.

SUBSCRIBE & WIN A MATT KUCHAR BRIDGESTONE GOLF PACK!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter in July will be entered to win 6 Matt Kuchar Bridgestone caps and two dozen Tour B XS golf balls!

Rules and regulations: By submitting your email address, you agree to join both the Golf News Net and Bridgestone Golf email lists. To be eligible for our prizes, you must remain a subscriber on our list through the end of the contest month. If your email address disappears, it worked!


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment