You're in big trouble, pal. I eat pieces of sh*t like you for breakfast. (Happy: You eat pieces of sh*t for breakfast?).....NO!!
~ Shooter's most famous quote.

Shooter McGavin is the main antagonist in the 1996 live action film, Happy Gilmore. He is a talented but incredibly arrogant sportsman who delights in winning lots of money and praise while firing his caddies at will.

He was portrayed by Christopher McDonald, who also played Wilson Croft in Flubber, Kerr in Terminal Velocity, and Kent Mansley in The Iron Giant.


Shooter's villainy is mainly in his total inability to play nice when it comes to someone that may be better than himself: his tactics went way beyond the usual cheating of arrogant rivals as well since he hired a stalker to harass his opponent and committed all manner of crazy stunts to try and ruin Gilmore's chance at success.

He was also prone to trying to act like a schoolyard bully but his attempts at intimidation often backfired (as seen above). Also noted at the end his villainy became his downfall when he tried to take Gilmore's grandmother's house. Gilmore beats him in the championship, causing Shooter to lose the game.

Shooter, in a fit of jealous rage, steals Gilmore's Golden Jacket and attempts to run off with it. However, Shooter doesn't make it very far before he is beaten (off screen) by Gilmore's old boss, Mr. Larson, and a mob of angry spectators. it's likely that Shooter was banned from further PGA events due to his bad sportsmanship.

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