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Tour Championship: Fans injured by lightning strike at PGA Tour finale

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Lightning hit a tree on the course at the East Lake Golf Club

Four people have been injured after two lightning strikes at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Play was suspended at 4.17pm local time because of thunderstorms in the area and at 4.45pm there were two lightning strikes close to the 15th green at East Lake Golf Club.

“A tree was hit and debris from that strike injured four people,” a PGA Tour statement said.

The statement added the injuries “do not appear to be life-threatening”.

The PGA Tour said 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 third round was suspended with play to resume on Sunday at 8am local time (13:00 BST).

American Justin Thomas was leading by one shot from Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and world number one Brooks Koepka when play was suspended.

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