Lightning strike injures several fans during Tour Championship weather delay

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ATLANTA – Five fans were injured Saturday when lightning hit a pine tree near the 16th tee at East Lake.

According to a tournament official on the scene, all five fans were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. While the condition of each injured fan was unknown, the official did note that all were “alert.”

The lightning strike occurred shortly after officials sounded the horn for inclement weather at 4:17 p.m. ET. Fans were exiting the course when the strike happened.

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.

Thomas currently leads at 12 under while Koepka and Rory McIlroy are tied for second, one shot back.