WATCH: Kaufman has reasonable reaction after being surprised by a gator

Cody Gribble is a crazy person. We saw that on Thursday when he tapped a live gator on the tail at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the first round on Thursday. If you missed that, here you go. 

What does any of that have to do with Smiley Kaufman? Well, he ran into the same gator on the 6th hole at Bay Hill and nearly passed out. Kaufman doesn’t see the gator until he’s about 15 feet away but recoils like he’s seen his life flash before his eyes, which it probably did.

The best part for me was seeing his caddie jump back because he hadn’t seen the thing either. 

Kaufman shot 77-78 and will miss the cut.

CBS Sports Writer

Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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