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Six Hurt: Lightning Strike At Tour Championship

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Six Hurt: Lightning Strike At Tour Championship

Six Hurt: Lightning Strike At Tour Championship

(Reuters) - Six spectators were injured when lightning struck a tree during the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta on Saturday, a Tour official said on American broadcaster NBC.

The network said the spectators were hit by falling debris as the result of a lightning strike about 28 minutes after play had been halted during the third round.

โ€œWe had simultaneous lightning strikes, one at the maintenance area and one right near the 16th tee and driving range,โ€ said tour rules official Mark Russell.

โ€œFrom my understanding it hit a tree and knocked debris off that tree, and thatโ€™s what injured six people who were in the gallery.


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