With the RBC Canadian Open starting next week, we thought we would share a video of the Mini Golf Open that was recently held in New York. If you’ve heard of pop-up shops, then think of this as a pop-up tournament. We’re not sure if our favourite part of the video is that the players didn’t know they would be part of a tournament, or the funny commentary.
The makers of the video, Improv Everywhere, describe themselves as "a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places." Their pranks are well-planned and incredibly executed. The camera crew is an actual ESPN camera crew, and the Claret Jug is the real trophy that will be presented to someone this weekend at the British Open.
We were curious how this group of pranksters was able to get their hands on a coveted trophy. Well, ESPN emailed them and offered to lend them the trophy for a mission. ESPN also helped them get the caddy bibs, "quiet signs", and a flag to make the tournament as authentic as possible.
The day of the mission, they set up on the course and surprised unsuspecting golfers with caddies and the chance to compete for the Claret Jug. This mission didn't miss a beat, they even included a wife and son to congratulate the winner. Most of the winners were all too young to actually have a wife, especially a child, but one winner was actually older then their new wife.
We're all about pranks, so write us a story, or send us some pictures and videos because we'd love to hear about some of the best pranks you've pulled.
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