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Shark Life: Happy Gilmore

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

Everyone is well aware of Sharks captain Joe Pavelski's skills on the ice. And now people know about his skills on the green.

This past weekend, Pavelski took part in the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, his third time at the tournament. Rife with celebrities and athletes alike, the skill level of the players range from three-time champ Mark Mulder to the famously bad Charles Barkley. Turns out that Pavelski is more on the Mulder part of that range.

A lot more on the Mulder part of that range.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: This is now a @jpav8 golf highlights account. #ACCGolf pic.twitter.com/DDFUDcBL3H

Joe Pavelski led the pack for the first two days of the tournament, a fact that one of his teammates picked up on.

Tweet from @evanderkane_9: Check out the guy at the TOP ������ @jpav8 https://t.co/pEXv1kS5kg

And because leading a celebrity golf tournament while being an all-star hockey player isn't enough, Pavelski also took time out of his day to sink some threes. 

Tweet from @NBCSSharks: Sinking putts and sinking buckets... what can���t Pavs do?? pic.twitter.com/TqGqL6upON

Though that attempt was not quite as impressive as last year's, when he managed to sink the three while being guarded by Steph Curry.

As the tournament went on, Pavelski was consistently among the leaders, and was termed as one to watch by the television commentors. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Another must-watch video from your favorite @jpav8 golf highlights account. #ACCGolf pic.twitter.com/jGx2xNy1wZ

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: The #ACCGolf tournament ends with @jpav8 in third place, his highest finish yet. 👏📸: Jeff Bayer/@ACChampionship pic.twitter.com/w1tEiN8DHA

In the end, with only a single double bogey marring three days of play, Pavelski earned 66 points overall, good for third place behind Mark Mulder and champion Tony Romo. 

"I didn't feel like I putted bad either, just nothing went in for me," the Sharks captain said after narrowly missing out on the win. "I couldn't ask for more on 18 to have a shot at making eagle and forcing a playoff there. But it was fun, I had a blast."

Instagram from @jpav8: Tahoe, you were great again! My favorite week of the summer, spent with some great friends! @matt.fornataro @sarahjane_p @megfornataro ACCGolf

"Everyone that comes here enjoys it. I really love it because this tournament of golf is a tournament I think I can play in and I think I can win one day."

Having seen him play, winning the tournament some day is definitely not out of the question for Joe Pavelski. 

Photo credit: Jeff Bayer and the American Century Championship. 

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