Four people injured by lightning strike at PGA Tour event in Atlanta
8/25/2019 12:07:14 AM

Four people were injured by a lightning strike at Saturday's PGA Tour event in Atlanta.

"A tree was hit and debris from that strike injured four people," a PGA Tour statement said. Though the injuries "do not appear to be life-threatening".

Play was halted at the season-ending event just after 4:15 p.m. EST and the lightning event hit about 30 minutes later close to the 15th green at East Lake Golf Club.

An emergency medical team "tended to those fans and two others immediately and transported them from the property via ambulance for further medical attention," the statement added.

Multiple ambulances drove on the course shortly after the lightning strike.

American Justin Thomas was leading by one shot over Rory McIlroy and world number one Brooks Koepka when play was stopped.

The event will continue Sunday at 8 a,m. local time.

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