Game play at the Augusta National came to an abrupt halt today as two large pine trees fell, narrowly missing spectators there watching the PGA event. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. Gusty winds ahead of area thunderstorms were to blame.
At roughly 4:22 pm, air horns were sounded at the course as a line of storms associated with heavy rain and lightning approached the Augusta, Georgia golf course. At about the same time, two tall pine trees tumbled over near the 17th tee box, generating screams and gasps from the crowd watching the play.
Shocking that no one was killed by the large trees that fell in today’s breezy conditions at the @PGA #MastersTournament . https://t.co/WmCgma52ib
— the Weatherboy (@theWeatherboy) April 7, 2023
According to the PGA, workers quickly arrived with chainsaws to remove the fallen trees from the course.