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Lightning strikes injure at least six people, suspend PGA Tour Championship, officials say

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 18:12:06-04

ATLANTA, Ga. — At least six people are injured after two lightning strikes hit at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta during the PGA Tour Championship, according to PGA Tour officials.

The championship was suspended around 4:17 p.m. on Saturday due to inclement weather. Around 4:45 p.m., two lightning strikes hit.

One struck tree and debris from that strike injured four people, according to a statement from the PGA Tour.

PGA officials say EMTs tended to those fans and two others before transporting them via ambulance. At this time, PGA officials say their injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.

The championship has been suspended for the day and is set to resume on Sunday at 8 a.m.

"The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance," PGA officials say.