A scary scene unfolded at Augusta National on Friday, as multiple large pine trees fell near the 17th green during the second round of The Masters.
Video from Friday showed the shocking moment where fans had to run for their lives after a huge pine tree came falling down during play. High winds were the apparent cause of the trees falling. According to the ESPN broadcast, no injuries were reported.
We now have scary photos showing how the trees looked after collapsing.
Golf course workers quickly began clearly the debris with chainsaws.
“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,” patron Megan Hill of New York said, per the Augusta Chronicle. “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.
“If the wind had been blowing a slightly different direction, we might have got hit.”
Second-round action of the Masters was suspended with Brooks Koepka safely in the clubhouse with a four-shot lead over amateur Sam Bennett. Koepka leads the tournament at 12-under, having completed his third round before the weather delay.
Only Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, and Tiger Woods have won the Masters in consecutive years but last year’s champion Scottie Scheffler can become the fourth golfer to pull on the famous green jacket two years in a row if he can become triumphant.
16-time major champion Tiger Woods, who made the cut last year, is in danger of not doing so this year after his terrible first round.
Tournament officials later confirmed that there were no injuries and that second-round play has been suspended until Saturday:WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.