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US NewsLightning Strike At PGA Golf Tournament In Atlanta Injures Six People

08:35  25 august  2019
08:35  25 august  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a tree at the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta . First responders tend to spectators after a lightning strike on the East Lake Golf Club course in Atlanta on Saturday left six injured during a weather delay in the third round of the PGA

Several golf fans struck by lightning at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta . Two lighting strikes hit the course and the debris from the tree hit several people, according to the Six people were taken to hospitals, but their injuries are not life threatening.

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'Six people were injured at a PGA tournament in Atlanta on Saturday after lightning struck a tree underneath which they were standing to seek shelter from a storm. It happened after play had already been suspended in the third round for almost half an hour when the strike occurred at East Lake Golf Club.

Officials from the PGA said the tree struck was at an area that's between the practice range, the 15th green and 16th tee. Six people — five men and a girl — were injured as a result from the lightning strike had been taken by ambulance for further medical attention.

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Lightning strikes multiple people in Atlanta attending PGA championship. The PGA Tour said that two lightning strikes hit East Lake Golf Club at 4:45 p.m. ET, 28 minutes after the third round was The Tour added that six fans were taken from the course in ambulances for further medical attention.

A lightning bolt struck a PGA Tour Championship golf course this weekend, hurting six people , including a child, on Saturday afternoon at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta .

Lightning Strike At PGA Golf Tournament In Atlanta Injures Six People © Getty Images An ambulance arrives to provide medical assistance after a lightning strike during a suspension of the third round due to inclement weather of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 24, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. "Our latest report is that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening," The PGA stated. "The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance. We will provide further updates as they become available."

A man making a food supply run on a golf cart told Channel 2 in Atlanta that he recalls when the lightning struck as he was in between runs.

Lightning Strike At PGA Golf Tournament In Atlanta Injures Six People © Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Matt Fitzpatrick of England walks up the 17th fairway with his caddie Billy Foster during Day three of the Scandinavian Invitation at The Hills and Sports Club on August 24, 2019 in Molndal, Sweden. "All of a sudden, it was just like a BOOM. Like a bomb went off," said Billy Kramer, owner of NFA Burgers. "There were people screaming."

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ATLANTA — Lightning strikes during Saturday's Tour Championship have left multiple fans injured . Two lightning strikes happened at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta at 4:45 p.m. ET, hitting by a fan zone The latest report to tournament officials say the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

ATLANTA -- Several spectators were injured and at least two were unresponsive when lightning struck East Lake Golf Club on Saturday afternoon during a weather delay at the Tour Championship. Al Holder, a sound technician working the PGA Tour event, reported five ambulances on the scene

Kramer himself was injured and seeking treatment at a hospital, according to WSB-TV.

James White, a spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department, said the six people sought shelter underneath the tree before lightning hit it. He added the injured persons were "alert, conscious and breathing," per this CNN report.

Lightning Strike At PGA Golf Tournament In Atlanta Injures Six People © Getty Images Several people have been struck by lightning at a golf event in Atlanta Another person seeking shelter near the lightning strike said it felt like an explosion, and that a breeze was immediately felt after the strike.

"There was just a big explosion and then an aftershock so strong you could feel the wind from it," said Brad Uhl of Atlanta. "It was just a flash out of the corner of the eye. It was raining, and everyone was huddled near the tree."

WSB-TV meteorologist Katie Wall had been tracking the storm as it moved through, and she described the thunderbolt's energy as it ripped into the golf course, damaging some parts of it.

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At least three people have been injured at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in DeKalb County, Georgia, according to a report from Golf Digest AU. It is unclear if the injury came as the result of a lightning strike , but the moment was proceeded by one, according to the report.

ATLANTA -- Several spectators were injured and at least two were unresponsive when lightning struck East Lake Golf Club on Saturday afternoon during a weather delay at the Tour Championship. Al Holder, a sound technician working the PGA Tour event, reported five ambulances on the scene

Lightning Strike At PGA Golf Tournament In Atlanta Injures Six People © Getty Images Lightning Strike At PGA Golf Tournament In Atlanta Injures Six People "A lightning bolt has multiple tendrils. So you can have one lightning bolt step down, but it's 120 million volts trying to get rid of all that energy," Walls said. "And that's why we tend to see several locations in the area impacted"

East Lake Golf Club is hosting the FedEx Cup Championship this weekend.

The third round of the tournament will pick back up on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. ET with Justin Thomas leading the field in the third round. Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy trail Thomas by one stroke.

The Tour Championship has been held at East Lake GC every year since 2004, and this year's tournament will win $15 million.

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