[Video] PGA Golfer Slaps An Alligator During The Arnold Palmer Invitational

Professional golfer Cody Gribble shooed away a gator at a PGA Tour event in Florida by slapping it on the tail. The PGA Tour shared video of Gribble as he casually walked up to gator that was sunbathing by a water hazard and sent it flopping into the water with a firm, open-handed slap on the tail. “The gator looked like he needed some exercise,” Gribble told ESPN. “But he was sitting right there in the way and, you know, I guess I was trying to get some adrenaline going somehow. But I wasn’t really afraid of it.” Gribble appeared unfazed as he approached the 8-foot gator at the sixth hole of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, and said he’s dealt with gators on the golf course before. “They’re not going to catch you a couple of steps down,” he said. “They’re going to get you really quick early, but if I’m not in its way — I’m right behind him — it’s not going to happen.”

Photo Credit: PGA Tour via Youtube screenshot

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