Fake Jon Rahm Masters invite goes viral for all the right reasons

Jon Rahm's fake Masters invite went viral yesterday thanks to some comedic movie-inspired fine print.

Jon Rahm
Jon Rahm

A fake Masters invite from Jon Rahm went viral yesterday thanks to a Happy Gilmore-inspired dig at PGA Tour players. 

Rahm slipped on the iconic green jacket last year when he bested Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka to win his first Masters title at Augusta National. 

The two-time major champion will return to defend his title in April but will do so as an official LIV golfer following his blockbuster $600m move to the breakaway league in 2023.

Since his arrival, Rahm has been making waves on the Saudi-backed circuit, with his new team, Legion XIII, currently sitting first in the team standings. 


Ahead of his return to Augusta National, one clever fan decided to photoshop an invite from Rahm to the Masters Club Dinner that featured a comical nod to the iconic Adam Sandler film Happy Gilmore. 

The invite looked remarkably convincing, apart from one final line of text that read: "PGA Tour guys, kindly meet on the 9th green @9pm."

The fake invite was shared on X by an account called Shooter McGavin, a name that will be familiar to those who have watched the famous golf comedy.

In the film, McGavin famously invites Happy Gilmore to the ninth green as a joke, where Gilmore gets soaked by the automated sprinkler system on the course. 

While it's highly unlikely that Rahm will be aiming to ruffle any more PGA Tour feathers, following his move, he will have to send out a legitimate invite to his champion's dinner in the coming weeks. 

Check out the invite below...

In a recent interview with ESPN, the Spaniard admitted that had it not been for his Masters win in 2023, he probably wouldn't have defected to the rival tour due to the lack of OWGR points currently available to LIV Golfers.

In the same interview, Rahm also backtracked on a previous statement he made regarding the huge financial gains LIV offers, claiming that the amount of cash on offer made it hard to turn down. 

Rahm will be teeing it up this week at LIV Jeddah with the aim of winning his first individual title of the season.

He will face stiff opposition from the form players on the circuit as well as a new addition to the league, Anthony Kim, who is making a long-awaited return to professional golf following a 12-year absence through injury. 

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