The ongoing Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia could have been the scene of a disaster, with fans able to count themselves very fortunate as two huge trees were uprooted during Friday’s play.
Inclement weather was expected to affect the competition as the forecast had predicted storms from Friday through to the rest of the weekend.
Thursday’s events were without incident but, since Friday’s first round, it’s been all worries. The weather took a poor turn in the afternoon and, around 3 pm, the horn blew the second round to a stop.
The break only lasted 20 minutes and golfers were able to return to playing. But, 45 minutes later, it sounded off again as the weather got worse, with winds picking up. A pair of giant pine trees came down to the right of the green at the 15th hole while officials and volunteers were trying to get players and patrons off the course, shocking everyone, including the broadcast crew.
Fortunately, the folks around managed to move out of the way in time.
Play was suspended after workers took to the trees with chainsaws but officials later called things off outright, informing golfers that they will need to finish on Saturday morning before starting off their rounds.
Brooks Koepka currently leads the tournament at 12 under.
It’s hoped that will be it for falling trees where the Masters are concerned as it’s unlikely anyone would survive getting hit by a giant pine on its way to the ground.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.