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Maverick McNealy Tries The Happy Gilmore Golf Hockey Challenge

Professional golfer Maverick McNealy takes Golf Digest's Happy Gilmore Hockey Challenge.

Released on 3/27/2018

Transcript

00:02
One more, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait,
00:03
wait, wait, it came back, that's better.
00:06
(intense music)
00:16
(buzzing)
00:19
Hey, it's Maverick McNealy.
00:20
I'm here with Golf Digest at the Las Vegas Ice Center.
00:23
True to Happy Gilmore form, I'm a hockey player
00:25
playing a little bit of golf today
00:27
and they've got some sort of challenge cooked up,
00:28
so let's see what they got.
00:30
(dramatic music)
00:41
(buzzing) (ding)
00:43
Golfers are athletes,
00:44
but we'll take on this challenge, let's go.
00:47
[Interviewer] Favorite NHL player?
00:49
Tommy Wingels, Chicago Blackhawks.
00:51
(buzzing) Aah.
00:52
[Interviewer] What's your lowest round in a tournament?
00:54
A 61 at Palouse Ridge.
00:56
(ding) That's better.
00:58
[Interviewer] What's the coolest perk
00:59
of playing in a PGA tour event?
01:00
Player dining is fantastic.
01:03
(buzzing) Oh my God,
01:04
you gotta hit the net though.
01:05
[Interviewer] You and your three brothers
01:06
are named after cars, do you know all their names?
01:08
I can put 'em in order sometimes,
01:10
it's Dakota, Colt and Scout,
01:12
(dinging) there we go.
01:14
[Interviewer] What are you driving these days?
01:15
Still my mom's Ford Explorer, though,
01:17
it's an American car though, so that's not nothin'.
01:19
(ding) That's better.
01:21
(intense music)
01:24
[Interviewer] Who has more wins at Stanford University,
01:26
you or Tiger Woods?
01:27
I give it a T1, he did it in two years though,
01:30
I took four, but I got a degree.
01:34
[Interviewer] Best piece of advice your dad has given you?
01:36
(ding) If you can
01:37
do something about it, do it, if not, don't worry about it.
01:39
It was in my wall at Stanford. (ding)
01:43
[Interviewer] Current hockey player you
01:44
think could be PGA Tour player?
01:45
Joe Pavelski, on the Sharks, he's a single digit
01:47
handicap, probably a one, or a two.
01:50
There we go. (ding)
01:51
[Interviewer] What do tour pros
01:52
talk about in the locker room?
01:53
Mostly the weather to be completely honest.
01:57
[Interviewer] Have you been able
01:57
to play with any of your idols?
01:59
(ding) No,
01:59
but Arnold Palmer watched 9 holes at Bay Hill
02:03
because I was playing with Sam Saunders,
02:04
so that was pretty cool.
02:06
Oh my God, choked on the last one
02:09
(buzzing) but you know,
02:10
it's a little slippery out here.
02:12
(intense music)
02:16
[Interviewer] Alright Maverick,
02:17
we're putting from center ice, ready?
02:19
Geesh, we'll find out.
02:19
[Interviewer] Alright, you're a big country music fan,
02:21
what's your favorite Jake Owens song?
02:23
I would say Ghost Town (buzzing)
02:24
was one of my first favorites.
02:25
[Interviewer] How does that one go?
02:26
You should check it out on iTunes.
02:27
[Interviewer] You're not gonna hum it for me?
02:28
No, no, no.
02:29
[Interviewer] Okay, I you could play one
02:30
course for life, what would it be?
02:32
It would be Pebble Beach, that place is the best.
02:36
Ooh, that could be good.
02:37
Come on,
02:38
come on, give it a putter ace. (buzzing)
02:40
[Interviewer] Ooh.
02:41
What. Whoa! (laughs)
02:43
[Interviewer] That's not fair.
02:44
No, no, no, no, no.
02:45
[Interviewer] That's not fair.
02:46
Alright, what's the most overused word in golf?
02:47
Sit, sit down.
02:52
[Interviewer] What's the best thing about living
02:53
in Las Vegas? (buzzing)
02:54
We've got probably the best team
02:56
in the NHL right now, although I'm a Sharks fan.
02:58
They've got a great airport, great tax rate, great golf.
03:02
Usually great weather,
03:03
is this breakin' left or is that just me.
03:07
(ding) Oh, hey.
03:08
Oh! That's gotta
03:09
count for something.
03:09
[Interviewer] What's the worst thing
03:10
about living in Las Vegas?
03:11
I think everyone thinks you love
03:12
to hang out and gamble in casinos.
03:14
[Interviewer] So you're telling me
03:15
you can't count cards yet?
03:16
[McNealy] No, no, that's, get in, alright.
03:21
(buzzing)
03:23
[Interviewer] Round four, you ready?
03:25
Yeah. Alright.
03:26
PC or Mac?
03:27
Mac.
03:32
(ding)
03:33
[Interviewer] Twitter or Instagram?
03:35
Aah, that's a dead tie, a dead tie.
03:39
@mavmcnealy, though.
03:41
(ding)
03:42
[Interviewer] If you could play a round of golf
03:43
with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
03:45
[McNealy] I'd say Arnold Palmer.
03:48
(buzzing) Oops.
03:49
[Interviewer] Do you get calls from your parents
03:51
when their fridge isn't working?
03:52
No, no, usually if I get a bad grade,
03:56
(buzzing) that's when I hear from them.
03:58
[Interviewer] If you make the FedExCup playoffs,
04:00
will you grow a playoff beard?
04:01
I don't think I can, I've got nothin'.
04:06
(ding)
04:07
(intense music)
04:11
(dinging)
04:14
(crowd cheering)
04:21
Alright, final challenge, let's go.
04:23
[Interviewer] Slap Shot or Caddyshack?
04:25
Slap Shot.
04:29
Left, left! (buzzing)
04:31
[Interviewer] Walk or ride?
04:32
Depends if I'm playing 36 or 72,
04:35
or how many, but usually ride.
04:40
I almost hit the scoreboard.
04:41
(buzzing)
04:41
[Interviewer] Any superstitions on the golf course?
04:44
I never play with number twos.
04:48
[Interviewer] Cam Neely or
04:49
Maverick McNealy? (buzzing)
04:50
Definitely, Maverick McNealy, are you kidding me?
04:54
Maybe there's a reference that I didn't get there,
04:55
but I just scored so it's okay,
04:58
(ding) Boom.
04:59
[Interviewer] Masters or U.S. Open?
05:02
Whew, Masters.
05:11
He shoots, he scores.
05:13
(intense music)
05:17
Well, you know, I wasn't very good off these super icy lies
05:20
and I guess I haven't read the snow very well
05:22
but other than that I thought I performed pretty well today.
05:24
I don't think we're going to be seeing any ice golf
05:26
around here anytime soon though.
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