Man falls into 18-foot sinkhole while playing golf

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Well if this isn't the most terrifying thing I've ever heard about happening on a golf course, I don't know what is.

St. Louis golfer Mark Mihal fell 18 feet down a sinkhole in the middle of the fairway last weekend during a round of golf in Waterloo, Ill.

Here's Mark with his first-person account:

I felt the ground start to collapse and it happened so fast that I couldn’t do anything. I reached for the ground as I was going down and it gave way, too. It seemed like I was falling for a long time. The real scary part was I didn’t know when I would hit bottom and what I would land on.

Oh, boy.

You should read the entire story about how one of his friends went in after him, made a makeshift sling with his sweatshirt, and helped hoist him onto a too-short-for-the-hole ladder.

Between this and the Florida bedroom sinkhole incident I suddenly feel like I need to take a long cross-continent flight somewhere.

h/t Devil Ball Golf

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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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