Padraig Harrington does 'Happy Gilmore' impression at long-drive contest

Padraig Harrington is a guy who knows how to actually enjoy the long-drive contest. Are you watching, Bubba?

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Take notes, Bubba Watson. This is how you lighten up.

Watson made news Tuesday at Valhalla --€” site of this weekend's PGA Championship --” when he refused to participate in a long-drive contest during a practice round. Instead of unloading on one drive at the par-5 10th hole, Watson pulled out his 3-iron and hit a quick tee shot in apparent protest.

Luckily for golf fans, Padraig Harrington didn't take himself too seriously. The 2008 PGA Championship winner embraced the contest, as he channeled his inner-Happy Gilmore.

Amazingly, Harrington wasn't hurt and looks to be good to go for Thursday's opening round. What a miracle. Somewhere, Bubba Watson isn't smiling.

(Hat tip to Next Impulse Sports for the find.)


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