Tour Championship 2019: Six people injured in two lightning strikes

Tour Championship 2019: Six people injured in two lightning strikes

Lightning Strikes at PGA Tour Championship, Six Injured Including Child

Mark Russell, the PGA Tour's vice-president of rules and competitions, said there were dual lightning strikes to the maintenance area and the tree on the 16th hole. It also said that according to its latest report, their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

It read: "At 4.45pm there were two lightning strikes at East Lake Golf Club; a tree near the range/15 green/16 tee was hit and debris from that strike injured four people".

A lightning bolt struck a PGA Tour Championship golf course this weekend - and it ended up hurting a number of people. including one kid.

'Scoreboards informed fans that inclement weather was approaching the course, and fans were asked to evacuate the course when play is suspended'. Around 4:45 p.m., two lightning strikes hit.

At the time the play suspended, American Justin Thomas was leading the tournament by one stroke over Rory McIlroy of Ireland and Brooks Koepka of the United States.

Slow-motion video of the lightning strike was posted online by Craig Lucie.

Due to the circumstances, the third round was suspended for the day, with play set to resume at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday.

They were taken to local hospitals "alert, conscious, and breathing, for further medical treatment", White said. "I think if we did that every time we had a possibility of thunderstorms in the Southeast, we'd do that basically every time we played golf".

The starting times for the third round were moved back by more than two hours to end at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports. "We have a meteorologist on staff". And a lot of times we get lucky and we don't get hit with thunderstorms, especially when it's a situation when they're pop-ups like that.

Six people have been injured by a giant lightning strike while watching the FedEx Cup in Atlanta.

PGA Tour-sanctioned events have not had a death from lightning since the summer of 1991.

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