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Genius golfer seconds from being sucked into sinkhole while posing for video sitting on the edge

Here’s the thing about sinkholes: Once they open up, they just keep getting bigger, swallowing trees, cars, houses—anything unfortunate enough to find itself in its radius. Including golfers.

This weekend, a massive sinkhole opened at Utah’s Fox Hollow Golf Club and within it a violent churn of water more likely to be seen in Class 5 rapids than on a par 5. Despite the obvious danger, a few golfers couldn’t resist pulling out their phones and posing for videos along the edge of the collapsing earth. What happened next was a surprise to only them.

You can see the ground give way beneath the filmer’s feet as they backpedal away from the edge. That’s enough to convince his buddy that maybe balancing his full body weight on a clump of dirt and grass is a bad idea. He quickly stands up and retreats, and not a second too soon as the ground he was sitting on is sucked into the pit.

Pretty wild stuff overall but let this be a lesson to everyone. If you see a cool looking hell portal at your course, give it a wide berth. If you want to film it for your budding golf TikTok with 30 followers, go ahead and do that, but do it from a safe distance. Oh, and whatever you do DON'T SIT ON THE DAMN EDGE.