Found April 13, 2012 on
The Last Angry Fan:
Hitting a ball near a water hazard in Hilton Head, South Carolina, site of this week’s RBC Heritage, is a dicey proposition, as golfer Brian Gay found out when his third shot landed near a pond on the par-5 15th hole, and a resident alligator came up on land to see what all the fuss was about. Gay wasn’t down with messing with the 10-foot gator, but his caddie, Kip Henley, had no problems mixing it up with the large reptile, using only a rake and his ginormous testicles for protection.
And it worked, as the gator slithered off the bank and back into the pond.
Said Gay about his run-in with the gator (via Myrtle Beach Online) …
“I wasn’t going to go near him, but my caddie’s not scared of him,” Gay said. “It took at least 10 minutes and he just wouldn’t move. There was a baby about 20 feet away on the bank and we think that’s why he didn’t want to move. When he finally got in the water he just stayed right there. So I couldn’t get over there to hit.”
“He’d go under, and then you don’t know where he went, and a couple times he came back at him,” said Gay, the 2009 Heritage champion. “I didn’t know what was going to happen. Once I saw him 30 feet away I knew I had time to hit it and get out of there.”
Caddie with a rake > lazy alligator.
Not realizing he could take a drop without penalty from a dangerous situation, Gay opted to play the ball as it was, and ended up bogeying the hole. Considering he could have lost a foot to a hungry reptile, shooting 1-over par on the hole doesn’t seem all that bad.
[H/T to LBS]
BEST OF MAXIM
Whatever caddie Kip Henley earns, golfer Brian Gay should double it. Gay’s ball on the par-5 15th hole was near the water at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C., Thursday, and he had a tough time hitting his shot because of a slight nuisance in the way. Yup, an alligator was on the bank and Henley had to push it away using a rake.
Gay finished the round at five over par and...
BUMP AND RUN
At the opening round of the 2012 RBC Heritage, caddie Kip Henley went way beyond the call of duty when he scared off a 6-foot long alligator near Brian Gay's ball on the par-5 15th hole. At Thursday afternoon's encounter in Hilton Head, S.C., the golfer actually ran into a pair of gators— the large one had a little companion— sunning themselves near the water hazard...
The first round of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina got crashed by a not invited guest. A 10-foot alligator made an appearance on the 10th hole as golfer Brian Gay was getting ready to play the hole. Brian’s caddy was the hero of the day and somehow pushed the alligator back into the water hazard with a rake. Kudos to Kip Henley, the bravest caddy we know.
It was one thing to have a difficult shot. It was another thing entirely to face a life-threatening situation. But fortunately, Brian Gay has a caddie, Kip Henley, who isn't afraid to challenge an alligator.
"They won't come at you when they're turned the other way," Henley said.
Ah, could he guarantee that?
"Well, no, I can't guarantee it."...
I’m pretty sure that caddie Kip Henley didn’t have
“gator-remover” in his job description but he had to remove one during the
first round of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
On the 15th hole, Henley who was caddying for
Brian Gay ran into a gator who was just relaxing as Gay attempted his fourth
shot from the mud near the water hazard...
Caddie Kip Henley scares an alligator near Brian Gay's ball at the 2012 RBC Heritage.
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During the 2012 RBC heritage, a caddie went "above and beyond his call of duty" by fighting off a 6 foot alligator for an entire 10 minutes! While stealing the spotlight from Brian Gay, Kip successfully scared away the gator and sent him back into the water to make room for Brian's next shot right by lake on par 5 15th hole. I don't know who's more courageous...
I know, I know, most "alligator on golf course" videos are extremely lame, but not when it's a PGA Tour tournament and the caddies are trying to scare one away so that a pro can hit his shot.
That's what happened at Harbour Town on Thursday as Brian Gay was trying to play his shot with an alligator sneaking around near the bank.
Caddies are tough people, but...
((pgatour.com))Watching this video, the first question that popped into our head was "Is he just playing through?" the second being "If you hit the gator, do you get a free round?"Take a look at what happened in Thursday's opening round of the Heritage Golf Tournament in Hilton Head, South Carolina.Golfer Brian Gay is playing hole #15 when his drive goes a...