Trees Fall Near Spectators at Augusta National, Masters Suspended


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Dip into the competition had actually been suspended previously in the round for harsh weather condition

By Mike Gavin

NBC Universal, Inc.

The Masters was suspended for a 2nd time on Friday after 3 evergreen fell at Augusta National Golf Club.

The trees boiled down near the 17th hole, obviously due to high winds, with video revealing one falling in a location surrounded by viewers.

Clients were sent out rushing, however no injuries were reported.

“I was speaking to good friends beside me and all of abrupt we heard a fracture,” stated Katie Waites, a customer from Charleston, South Carolina informed the Associated Press. “And there were 3 trees throughout the pond, and all of an unexpected we saw them falling and everyone– it was similar to ants. They resembled, spreading much like ants from underneath. All 3 fell at the very same time. And after that I simply got my buddies’ hands we resembled, ‘Is everybody okay?’ And it was quiet.”

Play had actually been suspended at 3:07 p.m. ET previously in the 2nd round due to severe weather condition. After a 21-minute hold-up, play resumed till the trees fell at 4:22 p.m. ET.


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Employees right away started clearing the fallen trees with chainsaws.

The Masters authorities Twitter account later on sent a competition upgrade, stating there were no injuries and the 2nd round has actually been held off up until Saturday at 8 a.m. ET.

“Augusta National Golf Club can validate that no injuries were reported from 3 trees that were blown over to the left of the No. 17 tee due to wind. The security and wellness of everybody going to the Masters Tournament will constantly be the leading concern of the Club, which will continue to carefully keep an eye on weather condition today and through the Tournament,” the tweet read.

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