US golfer falls into sinkhole on Illinois course
14 March 2013 Last updated at 02:49 GMT
Golfer Mark Mihal is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him on the fairway at the 14th hole of an Illinois golf course.
The pit was 18ft (5.4m) deep and 10ft (3.1m) wide.
The 43-year-old was lifted to safety suffering from a dislocated shoulder.
James Kelly reports.