Lightning strikes at Tour Championship, injuring at least six spectators
|National Post 25 Aug 2019 at 12:50|
Play at the East Lake Golf Club was stopped at 4:17 p.m. Saturday because of inclement weather, and with the tournament in a delay, players were cleared from the course, Golf.com reported.
Fans are assisted by medical personnel after a lightning strike during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Adam Hagy / USA TODAY Sports
Then — at around 4:45 p.m. — there were two lightning strikes at the club, and a tree near the 16th green was hit, according to the PGA Tour, which said six people were injured by debris in the incident.
Paramedics cared for the injured fans, as well as two others, according to the PGA Tour statement. “Our latest report is that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening,” the PGA Tour said.
Wow! Crazy lightning strike video on NBC Sports from East Lake Golf Club with reported injuries. Hope all are OK #FedExCup #PGATour pic.twitter.com/DmtdkAnoJp