Posted: Mar 12, 2013 2:58 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Mar 13, 2013 10:41 AM
WATERLOO, IL. (AP) -- When it comes to dealing with this divot, score one for golfer Mark Mihal.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the mortgage broker from Creve Coeur, Mo., is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him Friday on the 14th hole's fairway of a southwestern Illinois golf course, swallowing him up into a pit 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide.
The 43-year-old Mihal was hoisted to safety with a rope, but not before the encounter at Annbriar Golf Course near Waterloo just southeast of St. Louis left him with a dislocated shoulder.
Mihal considers the course one of his favorites. But he says he's having second thoughts of returning to Annbriar, saying "it'd be kind of strange playing that hole again, for sure."