The 26-year-old, who hails from Texas, shot a five-over-par 77 and puts him way out of contention.
Cody Gribble has clearly never seen Happy Gilmore.
After a second round of 73 saw him finish on six-over par for the tournament, Gribble returned to his locker and found a special gift to mark his walk on the wild side.
But he might be closing in on cult hero status, after the PGA Tour player convinced an alligator to leave the course at the Arnold Palmer PGA Tour event in Florida.
However, instead of trying to scare the alligator, or even poke it with a three-iron, Gribble gave it a tap on the tail with his hand.
Waking the gator from its slumber, it crawled to the bank and dived straight into the water with Gribble continuing on like nothing had happened.
"It's probably frowned upon but I wasn't too anxious about it at the time".
"I wasn't too anxious about it at the time", he said.
"They're not going to catch you a couple of steps down", Gribble said.
"I didn't realize it was on video, but the gator looked like he needed some exercise", Gribble said. "I'm not in its way, I'm right behind him ..." At 6-over, Gribble found himself tied for 101st place, 12 strokes behind co-leaders Lucas Glover and Charley Hoffman.