Then — at around 4:45 p.m. — there were two lightning strikes at the club, and a tree near the 16th green was hit, according to the PGA Tour, which said six people were injured by debris in the incident. Mark Russell, the PGA Tour’s vice president of rules and competitions, said the second strike happened at a maintenance area, the AP reported.
A video captured by NBC Sports showed a burst of fire as lightning hit a tree on the course.
“There was just a big explosion and then an aftershock so strong you could feel the wind from it,” Brad Uhl, a spectator who was at the course, told the Associated Press. “It was just a flash out of the corner of the eye. It was raining and everyone was huddled near the tree.”
Third round play is expected to resume Sunday morning.
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