Now that the case of mistaken identity has been resolved, Scott Stallings has invited his namesake to join him for the practice days at Augusta National ahead of this year's Masters.
The pair caused a stir on social media when Stallings tweeted that he had been "checking the mailbox five times a day" as he waited patiently for his invite to tee it up at the famous venue for the first since 2014, only to find out it had been sent to a fellow American with the same name.
And the similarities don't end there. Both Scotts live in the state of Georgia and have wives called Jennifer, making the unusual gaffe a little more understandable.
The three-time PGA Tour winner posted the message he received, which read: "Hi Scott. My name is Scott Stallings as well and I'm from GA. My wife's name is Jennifer too!! I received a FedEx today from the Masters inviting me to play in the Masters Tournament April 6-9, 2023.
"I'm 100% sure this is NOT for me. I play but wow! Nowhere 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."
The saga captured the attention of the golf world, with many joking that the amateur Stallings should have rocked up at the Augusta National gates in April with his invitation in hand, ready to take his place in one of the most famous sporting events in the world.
Alas, it wasn't to be, but despite posting the package to its rightful owner, he will have a chance to check out the iconic venue after he and his wife received an invite from the PGA Tour pro to attend the practice days before the first Major of 2023 kicks off on April 6.
WE ARE GOING TO @TheMasters! @stallingsgolf invited us to meet him and his Jenny for dinner and to attend the practice rounds! This was on the bucket list. We are grateful to be able to fulfill this dream! Can’t wait to see Scott in the Green Jacket! Thanks for following the fun!January 4, 2023
As for the mix-up that confused the Green Jackets, Dan Rapaport of Barstool Sports was able to clear it up, tweeting: "Turns out the invitation was sent to a now-defunct management company, and the Other Scott Stallings owns a condo adjacent to the building. Wild coincidence."
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A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.
Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.
As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.
What's in Andy's bag?
Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)
3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15°)
Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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