Found April 13, 2012 on The Last Angry Fan:
PLAYERS: Brian Gay
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]

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