Terrified spectators at the Masters tournament at Augusta in the USA were thrown in all directions after three giant pine trees were uprooted near them on the world-famous course in stormy weather on Friday.
The incident occurred near the 17th hole shortly before the second round was suspended due to stormy weather.
The trees fell near a group of spectators, but according to the organizers no one was injured.
“The safety and well-being of everyone at the Masters tournament will always be the club’s highest priority. We will keep a close eye on the weather today and throughout the tournament,” the club said in a statement.
Crazy, scary site at Augusta National. Great to hear everyone is ok. #Masters#themasters #AugustaNational pic.twitter.com/Mtf0w6GNfJ
— Paul (@ticatsroar) April 7, 2023
Shortly after the trees fell, the organizers announced that play was suspended and spectators had to leave the gust-battered course. An announcement was made at that stage that thunderstorms, accompanied by strong wind and lightning, were on their way to the area.
The towering pine trees are a feature of the well-known and picturesque course.
More from the scary scene at Augusta National’s 17th tee. pic.twitter.com/DJFTjwRP4c
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 7, 2023
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