Will Patrick Zalatoris is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He won the 2020 TPC Colorado Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour. He finished second in the 2021 Masters Tournament, while making his debut.
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Will Zalatoris: Players championship| Happy gilmore| Putting
Results in World Golf Championships.
Zalatoris, 24, had quite the weekend for himself, finishing a stroke behind Hideki Matsuyama for the Green Jacket, banking more than a million dollars in the process.
If you’ve seen pro golfer Will Zalatoris in the past, you might recognize him from the silver screen (kind of); Zalatoris bears a striking resemblance to actor Jared Van Snellenberg, who portrayed one of Happy Gilmore’s caddies in the eponymous 1996 comedy golf film.
Putting has never been the power of Will Zalatoris’ game. In three years at the pro level, he has ranked no more than 90th in either average or strokes received: putting.
In 25 PGA Tour runs starting in 2021, Zalatoris has actually lost strokes to field putting, good for 123rd place on the Tour. In short, Zalatoris has not been a good putter. He knew this. But he didn’t even think he was that bad.
“It kind of got in my dome,” he told GOLF.com during a promotional event for Gilette’s ’72 Club.’ “I was hitting some of these putts and I’m like, ‘I didn’t pull that. It was literally a solid putt.’ I couldn’t figure it out.”