WATCH: Wrong Scott forlornly sends Masters invitation to Scott Stallings

PGA Tour player Scott Stallings can now relax knowing his invite to The Masters in April is on the way after it was sent to the wrong person.

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Tue, 3 Jan 2023
WATCH: Wrong Scott forlornly sends Masters invitation to Scott Stallings

We are only a few days into 2023 but we already have a contender for what will likely be the funniest story of the year after Masters bosses were left red-faced having sent an invite to the wrong person. 

In case you haven't heard, PGA Tour player Scott Stallings had an almighty shock when he found out his invite to the tradition like no other was sent out to someone else by the same name. 

Stallings, 37, took to social media over the weekend to explain that he had been frantically checking his mail "five times a day" for his letter from Augusta National to no avail. 

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Little did he know that a realtor by the same name was invited to the 87th Masters in April. 

In a bizarre co-incidence, it appears both men have wives called Jennifer and live in the same state. 

Wrote realtor Stallings to the golfer: 

"Hi Scott. My name is Scott Stallings as well and I'm from GA (Georgia). My wife's name is Jennifer too!!
"I received a FedEx today from the Masters inviting me to play in the Master's Tournament April 6-9, 2023.
"I'm 100 per cent sure this is NOT for me. I play but wow! No where near your level.
"It's a very nice package complete with everything needed to attend. I think we have some confusion because of our names, our wife's names and geographical location."

He then attached a picture of the invitation explaining that he "wasn't kidding". 

The post has gone viral. At the time of writing it has been viewed by more than 19m people. 

Now we have video of the man forlornly sending back his invite.



The 87th Masters promises to be one of the most-anticipated majors in recent memory. 

Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley confirmed before the end of 2022 the governing body was not changing their qualifying criteria, allowing LIV Golf players to compete. 

As many as 16 LIV Golf players will be in the field, including big names such as Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka

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