Atlanta Police spokesman James H. White III said five men and one female juvenile had sought shelter beneath the tree that was struck by lightning. He said they were taken to hospitals for further treatment, all of them alert, conscious and breathing.
Ambulances streamed into the private club about 6 miles east of downtown Atlanta, where 30 players are competing for the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. The players already had been taken into the clubhouse before lightning hit, and before long East Lake was hit with a ground-shaking clap of thunder.
From NBC Sports:
Four people being treated after a lightning strike at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The 2019 Tour Championship was in a rain delay at the time. They had sounded the horn to clear the course but a few patrons remained.
You can see the strike in this frame pic.twitter.com/Nur7HxcO3E
— RICHARD ROGERS (@RRNEWS12) August 24, 2019
A tree is not shelter with lightning in the area. These fans won’t ever forget that.
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