Detroit Tigers ace has trouble on the course

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Mr. Larson and Justin Verlander

Play the ball as it lies.

It was a tough break for Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander as his ball landed on a tree stump while playing a round of golf at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va., over the weekend.

His tweet:

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Golf fans made reference to the 1996 golf movie Happy Gillmore, starring Adam Sandler. More specifically, when Shooter McGavin landed a shot on ‘Frankenstein’s fat foot,’ (the character known in the movie as Mr. Larson). In response, the pariodied account of McGavin reminded the Tigers ace that golf does indeed have a rulebook.

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A hilarious scenario, but no answer as to whether Verlander hit the shot.

A rule is a rule.

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