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04:25  25 august  2019
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Several golf fans struck by lightning at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. TV reports say as many as 5 people "alert" and transported to Two lighting strikes hit the course and the debris from the tree hit several people, according to the statement by the Tournament.

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ATLANTA – Six fans were injured Saturday when two lightning strikes hit a pine tree near the 16th tee at East Lake Golf Club.

The strikes occurred as fans were evacuating the course at 4:45 p.m. ET, less than a half hour after officials sounded the horn for inclement weather at 4:17 p.m.

Per the PGA Tour, four of the fans were injured by debris and emergency personnel treated six total fans, all of whom were transported from the property via ambulance for further medical attention. According to a tournament official on the scene, the injured fans were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

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While the condition of each injured fan was unknown, the official did note that all were “alert.” The PGA Tour later released a statement, saying the injuries “do not appear to be life-threatening.”

“The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance,” the statement read. “We will provide further updates as they become available.”

The third round of the Tour Championship was later called for the day and is scheduled to resume Sunday at 8 a.m. Just four rounds had been completed and the final group of Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka were on the sixth hole.

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Lightning strike injures fans at Tour Championship
Lightning strike injures fans at Tour Championship
Lightning strike injures fans at Tour Championship

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