Adam Sandler's 'Happy Gilmore 2' Gets Green Light at Netflix, Golf Influencer Paige Spiranac Teases Potential Role

Adam Sandler's 'Happy Gilmore 2' Gets Green Light at Netflix, Golf Influencer Paige Spiranac Teases Potential Role

By: OTD Sports Staff | 05/17/2024



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Adam Sandler returns in 'Happy Gilmore 2' with a potential new cast member: Paige Spiranac.

In a move that left fans shouting "fore" with excitement, Netflix officially confirmed the long-awaited sequel to the beloved 1996 comedy "Happy Gilmore." But hold onto your putters, because this isn't just a swing and a miss sequel attempt. No, sir. This is "Happy Gilmore 2," and it's got Adam Sandler back in the swing of things, ready to tee off on Netflix.

For those who haven't dusted off their VHS tapes in a while, let's take a quick refresher: "Happy Gilmore" introduced us to a hockey player with a temper hotter than a freshly-baked apple pie. But hey, he had a hidden talent – golf. Cue the laughter as Happy Gilmore, played by none other than Sandler himself, takes the golf world by storm, battling it out on the green to save his grandmother's house. And who could forget the smarmy Shooter McGavin, played to perfection by Christopher McDonald?

Now, fast forward to present day, where rumors of a sequel had fans practicing their Happy Gilmore swings in anticipation. But it wasn't until McDonald himself spilled the beans, revealing that Sandler had whipped up a first draft of "Happy Gilmore 2," that the excitement reached a fever pitch. Fans demanded it, and Netflix listened.



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'Happy Gilmore' made $40m worldwide, helping Sandler become one of the world’s biggest comedy stars. Netflix is set to cash in.



Happy Gilmore 2

Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin is rumored to reprise his role.

From Fairway to Film Set: Paige Spiranac Teases Potential Role in 'Happy Gilmore 2'

But wait, there's more. Enter Paige Spiranac, the golf influencer with a swing as smooth as butter and a social media following to rival the PGA Tour. With a wink and a nod to the original film, Spiranac teased fans with the possibility of joining the cast, posting a cheeky photo reminiscent of a certain scene involving mugs of beer and a "happy place."



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Spiranac told fans in a social media post to 'go to their happy place' - a popular reference from Happy Gilmore.



Happy Gilmore 2

'Happy place' is a dream sequence in the original film where Julie Bowen's character Virginia Venit in seen lingerie holding mugs of beer.

Fans, naturally, lost their collective minds. Who wouldn't want to see Spiranac bring her charm and golf prowess to the silver screen alongside Sandler? The excitement was palpable, with fans flooding social media with pleas for confirmation of her involvement.



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Paige Spiranac is widely considered the #1 golf influencer in the world and seems keen on recreating the role of Virginia Venit.

Could Spiranac be the missing piece to this sequel puzzle? Only time will tell. But one thing's for sure: with Sandler back on the green and Spiranac waiting in the wings, "Happy Gilmore 2" is shaping up to be one heck of a hole-in-one sequel. So, grab your clubs and get ready to laugh your way down the fairway, because this sequel is officially a go to tee off in style.

When will Happy Gilmore 2 be released?

The release date for Happy Gilmore 2 hasn't been announced yet. However, considering it's been 28 years since the original hit theaters, and with Sandler having revived the character for its 25th anniversary on social media, it would be fitting for him to return in 2026 to celebrate the 30th anniversary.

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