Six people were injured after they sought cover under a pine tree that was struck by lightning Saturday at the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta.
“Injuries do not appear to be life-threatening,” the PGA said.
The lightning struck at East Lake Golf Club during a weather delay in the third round, according to Atlanta police and the PGA. The association said the victims were fans.
Mark Russell, a PGA vice president for rules and competition, told reporters Saturday night that tournament officials suspended play 30 minutes before two lightning strikes hit the course late Saturday afternoon.
“There was dual lightning strikes, one at the maintenance area, one near the 16th tee and driving range, struck a tree, and knocked debris off that tree and injured six people,” he said.