Well, at least somebody learned their lesson from Happy Gilmore.

During the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Friday in Orlando, Smylie Kaufman casually walked down the fairway at Bay Hill, and suddenly noticed that there was an alligator right in front of him. The former LSU golfer jumped back and immediately had his club ready in attack position just in case.

That’s the way any sane person would react, and it’s the exact opposite of how golfer Cody Gribble reacted Thursday in the same situation.

Here’s video of Kaufman’s close encounter with the gator:

While Kaufman presumably had to check his undies after leaving the course, he took the whole thing in good fun later.

We’re still trying to figure out if this was the same alligator that Gribble love-patted yesterday. The beast was unavailable for comment.

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Jesse is a writer and editor for The Comeback. He has also worked for SI.com and runs The Catch and Shoot, a college basketball website based in Chicago. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Follow Jesse on Twitter @Jesse_Kramer.