Chris Hansen leads a special investigation into a man who has been labelled the worst man in Golf, the "Get In The Hole" guy.
- May 14, 2018
Starring: Chris Hansen as himself
Jarret Holton: Tim Simons
Margaret Holton: Sarah Tiana
Featuring: Mike Tirico
Director/Writer/Editor: Jon Mackey
Executive Producer: Kate Lilly
Producer: Keishla Rivera-Estrada
1st AD: Allen Scudder
Production Manager: Charles Forsgren
Production Coordinator: Jack Bradley
DP: Matt Sweeney
Cam Op: Matt Krueger
Gaffer: Eddy Scully
Key Grip: Jo Gutierrez
Swing: Kevin Heinrich
Production Designer: Kyle Smith
Set Dresser: Roz Dunn
HMU: Brenna Haukedahl
Wardrobe: John Thompson
Sound Mixer: Alex Dawson
Set PA: James Tinsley
Special Thanks to the Rich Eisen Show
May 14, 2018
(man imitating collapsing sound)
- [Chris] Golf, a gentleman's game
steeped in tradition and decorum,
brought to the brink by four simple words.
- [Man] Get in the hole!
- [Chris] And the man responsible.
- Do you feel ashamed?
- I mean, do the people that hand out water
to marathon runners, do they feel ashamed?
Are they asked to feel ashamed?
No, they are not.
- [Chris] What drives a man to scream,
"Get in the hole," after a golfer takes their swing?
And at what cost for them, and for the world at large?
- I mean, how do I explain this to my kids?
I know what Daddy does, but just
sit here with Mommy, and clap politely.
- A golf clap.
- A golf clap, yeah.
- I'm Chris Hanson.
Today we get answers to those questions,
and much, much more, straight from the source.
Jared Holton is a luxury car salesman
from Sarasota Florida, but he harbors
a potentially life-altering secret.
So you are the "get in the hole" guy?
- I am the "get in the hole" guy, yes.
- My first question, I guess, is why do you do what you do?
- I think, when I first started, you know,
I'll be honest, I didn't have much of a plan.
I just thought, this is my favorite golfer,
and I want him to sink this putt,
so I just yelled what I wanted the ball to do.
- Get in the hole.
- Get in the hole, yes, sir.
- Jared's wife, Margaret, says that
over time, his behavior worsened.
- I mean at first, it was just on the green.
But then, it was on the approach,
and then it was on par five drives.
- He would scream, "get in the hole,"
when there was no way a player
could get it into the hole?
- I don't wanna say, "no way,"
because we've all seen an 85-yard eagle,
- I have never done a formal study,
but anecdotally, the ball always goes
a little bit further when I yell,
"Get in the hole," on a drive, than it does
when I do not yell, "Get in the hole," on a drive.
- How do you think the golfers feel about this?
- I think if you ask them, they would say
that they appreciate the support.
- You've been called an attention-seeking child,
(Jared grunts affirmatively)
a disrespectful coward.
- Yes, sir.
- One person even described you
as the single most selfish human being alive,
and that includes
- Uh, genius-
- Not to mention, you've been banned from 766 golf courses.
- 765, I was banned from Augusta
because I broke their No Running policy.
- And why were you running?
- I was being chased by a security guard
because I screamed, "Get in the hole."
- [Chris] But things soon took a dark turn
one fateful day in early 2018,
when Jared brought a new friend
to the Farmers Insurance Open.
- He wanted to go early.
- To leave the tournament.
- Oh, no, no, no.
He yelled, "Get in the hole" during
Tiger Woods's backswing on a completely make-able punt.
- [Man] In the hole!
- [Jared] It was pandemonium.
They surrounded him, they got in his face,
they were like, you know,
why the (beep) would you do that?
Tiger coulda made that put.
What in the (beep) were you thinking?
Get him the (beep) outta here, you know?
I mean, it went crazy.
it just made me think about
all the moments, you know, that led up to that and
I dunno, maybe some bad choices that I made.
- So that finally made you decide to stop.
- What? No.
No, I'm just not gonna bring him to tournaments.
He's gonna stay home while I'll just go.
- Whether he's actually being supportive
or not, one thing is for sure.
Jared Holden's golf-course outbursts have
forced him to get in the hole.
A hole, called loneliness, with no sign of getting out.
I'm Chris Hanson.
Thank you for watching another episode
of Hyper-Specific Sports Stories.
(rusty hinge swinging)