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In as scary incident during the second round of The Masters on Friday, a massive tree collapsed across the 17th tee box at Augusta National Golf Club.
The Masters television broadcast caught the tree going down on camera, with patrons quickly reacting and running to get out of the way.
Players on the green could also be seen stopping play after hearing the commotion and then seeing the tree go down.
Tournament announcers also reacted in real time.
Tree Misses All Masters Patrons, According To Report
Amazingly, local news reported that no one was injured. One visitor was interviewed by the Augusta Chronicle and said it came terrifyingly close, but missed all the Masters patrons.
“I was sitting, looking, waiting for the next group to come up to the tee and it fell maybe 8-10 chairs to our left,” said Megan Hill. “I stood up and screamed and thought, ‘Is it going to fall on me? It fell to the left of us and it was so scary.”
It’s not clear whether the trees collapsed as a result of inclement weather or other causes.
Tournament organizers announced they were suspending play as thunderstorms with “heavy winds and lightning” were approaching the area.
According to the Associated Press, horns sounded twice starting after 3pm Eastern, with the final horn at 4:22pm ET. The second horn brought play to a stop for the day.
Play stopped with Brooks Koepka in the lead at -12. Koepka took advantage of an early tee time, carding a 5-under before the weather turned. Jon Rahm sits three shots back, having completed just nine holes of his second round before play was suspended.
UPDATE: The official Twitter account for The Masters and Augusta National confirmed late Friday afternoon that there were thankfully no injuries, and that they intend to open the gates and start play on Saturday as scheduled.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.