Kip Henley earning his pay from boss Brian Gay during round one of the RBC Heritage...
Just three weeks ago at the Transitions Championship, Henley grabbed one by the tail — though that episode was not captured by television cameras, nor was the gator as large. Henley, who grew up in Tennessee and still lives there, estimates that he’s grabbed about five gators by the tail.
“I’m not afraid of them if they’re facing away from you,” he said. “They won’t snap back around at you. If they can get in the water they’ll take off. This was the most stubborn one I’ve ever seen. I thought it might be a bad time with the cameras on me for him to snap around and actually get me.”
Gay, who missed the cut, joked he might not have minded if it did.
“I didn’t want to see him get hurt, but I was hoping he would so he wouldn’t do it again,” Gay said. “What have you got to gain?”