Rory McIlroy is a big fan.(Warren Little/Getty Images)

Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of “Happy Gilmore,” as the Adam Sandler movie was released on Feb. 16, 1996. Not surprisingly, given the film’s enduring popularity, several PGA players took a moment to pay homage.

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In addition to posting a clip of his favorite scene, McIlroy acted one out. However, the three-time major winner tweeted later that he’d had a different, less family-friendly line in mind (warning: vulgarity).

“It teaches that you don’t have to be the stereotype of what a golfer is,” Paul Casey said of “Happy Gilmore” to ESPN. “I’m not a country club kid. … My parents couldn’t afford it. It always irks me when people say tour pros are all country club kids. That’s rubbish. I really like anything that goes against the establishment, to an extent. So it strikes a chord.”

The PGA Tour rounded some other players’ quotes about the movie, including these:

  • “The Bob Barker scene is pretty fantastic. Hell, yes, I’ve wanted to do that, and I’m sure some guys have wanted to do that to me. It sets up the pro-am scene pretty well on some weeks.” — Brandt Snedeker
  • “‘You can count on me waiting for you in the parking lot.’ I use that one around the clubhouse. When someone says, ‘Good luck today,’ or ‘Make some birdies,’ you can say, ‘You can count on me waiting for you in the parking lot.'” — Jonas Blixt
  • “Whenever I hit someone, after we are sure they’re alright, my caddie will say ‘you hit that guy’ and I’ll say, ‘He shouldn’t have been standing there.'” — Marc Leishman

To its credit, the LPGA Tour took a slightly different approach to its “Happy Gilmore” tribute.

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