Sinkhole Swallows Golfer on Fairway

Golfer Mark Mihal was saved by his friends on an Illinois course after a scary drop.
1:50 | 03/13/13

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Great job. We'll turn to that strange story of the illinois golfer who got swallowed by the course, a sinkhole in the middle of the fairway, scary drop for mark mihal and alex perez explains how his golf buddies saved his life. Reporter: This was not the hole mark was aiming for when he took to the 14th fairway at annbriar golf course in illinois. It was terrifying. Reporter: Instead of hitting a hole in one, the 43-year-old golfer found himself becoming one swallowed by this sinkhole. The ground didn't look like there was anything there that was unusual. By the time I got pretty close to it and was gone. Reporter: As his golf buddies looked on in disbelief he found himself being sucked 18 feet beneath the ground fracturing his shoulder. One of those things where i don't think we thought about anything except get him out of that hole. Reporter: That's when ed and the rest of the foursome advantage into action. He's the brother of five nurses fashioned a sling with his wind breaker and with the help of this ladder went in. I got up it in lickety-split and popped out like a rabbit. Reporter: On his way down he was terrified and couldn't help but think of the man just one week earlier had lost his life when a sinkhole opened under his florida bedroom. Just I came to mind as I was in midair probably so I was just freaking out. Reporter: This morning mihal is home and feeling better. Meantime, the golf course is now working on filling that sinkhole. He's even been invited to return, an offer he's not sure he's ready to accept. I don't know if I could play that cours again, especially that hole. Reporter: Set a course record for making himself a hole in one. For "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago. Really? Had to go there.

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