Six spectators have been injured when lightning struck a tree throughout the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta on Saturday, a Tour official mentioned on American broadcaster NBC.
The community mentioned the spectators have been hit by falling particles as the results of a lightning strike about 28 minutes after play had been halted throughout the third spherical.
The PGA Tour has suspended the third spherical for the rest of the day.
“We had simultaneous lightning strikes, one on the upkeep space and one proper close to the 16th tee and driving vary,” mentioned tour guidelines official Mark Russell.
“From my understanding it hit a tree and knocked particles off that tree, and that’s what injured six individuals who have been within the gallery.
“The EMS (emergency medical providers) individuals have been proper on the spot. As we perceive now there aren’t any life-threatening accidents.”
The PGA Tour issued a press release on the incident on its web site and introduced that play was suspended on Saturday.
At 4:17 p.m., the third spherical of the TOUR Championship was suspended attributable to inclement climate within the space. At 4:45 p.m., there have been two lightning strikes at East Lake Golf Membership; a tree close to the vary/15 inexperienced/16 tee was hit, and particles from that strike injured 4 individuals.
EMT tended to these followers and two others instantly and transported them from the property through ambulance for additional medical consideration. Our newest report is that their accidents don’t look like life-threatening.
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As a consequence of these circumstances, the third spherical has been suspended for the day and play will resume on Sunday at eight a.m. ET.
The security of our followers, gamers and companions is of the utmost significance. We are going to present additional updates as they turn into accessible.
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— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) August 24, 2019
There have been six followers injured on web site throughout a lightning strike. Our newest report is that their accidents don’t look like life-threatening. Play is suspended for the day, and can resume Sunday at eight a.m. ET. https://t.co/Nh5R7q9tuC
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 24, 2019
Breaking #FoxNews Alert : Six individuals injured by lightning strike at PGA TOUR Championship outdoors Atlanta
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 24, 2019
On the PGA Tour Championship…a lightning bolt simply struck the south finish of the course and two ambulances are headed that method. I on the No. 1 tee on the north finish of the course.
— Sean Breslin (@Sean_Breslin) August 24, 2019
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