Multiple people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

Multiple people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

Lightning struck the top of a tree near the 15th green/16th tee and shattered bark all the way to the bottom.

The lightning strike occurred shortly after officials sounded the horn for inclement weather at 4:17 p.m. ET.

This video shows a slo-mo version of the strike.

Fans had been asked to seek shelter when play was stopped, and all players had been removed from the course.

The third round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta was suspended on Saturday following lightning strikes at East Lake which resulted in some spectators being taken to hospital, the PGA has confirmed.


The third round of the final event of the FedExCup Playoffs was sent into a weather delay on Saturday afternoon at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

According to a statement from the PGA Tour, two bolts of lightning struck East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, the tournament's host venue.

The statement added the injuries "do not appear to be life-threatening".

The championship has been suspended for the day and is set to resume on Sunday at 8 a.m.

"The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance", the tour said. So far, there has been no update regarding the condition of those affected by the lightning. Fans were exiting the course when the strike happened. The golf analyst said the PGA did the right thing in delaying the game, and sent prayers to the fans injured.

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