We are only a few days into 2023 but we already have a contender for what will likely be the funniest story of the year after Masters bosses were left red-faced having sent an invite to the wrong person.
In case you haven't heard, PGA Tour player Scott Stallings had an almighty shock when he found out his invite to the tradition like no other was sent out to someone else by the same name.
Stallings, 37, took to social media over the weekend to explain that he had been frantically checking his mail "five times a day" for his letter from Augusta National to no avail.
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Little did he know that a realtor by the same name was invited to the 87th Masters in April.
In a bizarre co-incidence, it appears both men have wives called Jennifer and live in the same state.
Wrote realtor Stallings to the golfer:
Literally had been checking the mailbox five times a day and then I got this random DM yesterday pic.twitter.com/yMvUYm3ioK— Scott Stallings (@stallingsgolf) January 2, 2023
He then attached a picture of the invitation explaining that he "wasn't kidding".
The post has gone viral. At the time of writing it has been viewed by more than 19m people.
Now we have video of the man forlornly sending back his invite.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
I promise you I wasn’t kidding! @TheMasters Invitation mailed to you. My wife made me do it! You’re Welcome @stallingsgolf pic.twitter.com/x0hTdPyXBS— TheStallingsTeam (@stallingsteam) January 2, 2023
The 87th Masters promises to be one of the most-anticipated majors in recent memory.
Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley confirmed before the end of 2022 the governing body was not changing their qualifying criteria, allowing LIV Golf players to compete.
As many as 16 LIV Golf players will be in the field, including big names such as Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.
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