Tree Fall Narrowly Misses Crowd At Masters Tournament In Augusta, Georgia. Horrifying video-footages emerged of the incident, which occurred just before play was put on hold for the second time on day two at The Masters. Scott Abraham, a sports anchor at WJLA in Washington, D.C., shared the 18 second clip on Twitter.
Masters tree falling full video. On the second day of the 87th Masters Tournament, play was suspended for the second time due to inclement weather conditions. According to the Associated Press (AP) two large pine trees were knocked down near the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club, possibly due to high winds and stormy weather in Augusta, Georgia.
well THIS was terrifying pic.twitter.com/qfIm2w4zKW— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 7, 2023
The National Weather Service (NWS) had reported that rain was moving into Augusta throughout Friday afternoon and evening, with wind speeds from 14 to 16 mph.
The Masters Tournament issued an alert stating that second-round play was suspended at 4:22 p.m. due to the inclement weather conditions, and the grounds were evacuated. The hooter sounded just seconds after shocking video footage showed a giant pine tree falling to the ground.
Horrifying footage emerged of the incident, which occurred just before play was suspended for the second time on day two at The Masters. Scott Abraham, a sports anchor at WJLA in Washington, D.C., shared the 18-second clip on Twitter.
The video showed the pine tree falling near several fans gathered around the 17th hole. Abraham commented, “Holy smokes, this is scary,” and added, “I hope nobody was hurt.”
According to multiple patrons at the event, there were no injuries. The Augusta Chronicle reported that no fans were injured by the falling trees. Augusta National also confirmed that there were no injuries, according to a statement posted by The Masters on Twitter.
Earlier, play was initially suspended just after 3 pm local time due to the threat of lightning in the area. The players then returned to the course about 20 minutes later, but play was once again suspended at 4:20 pm local time due to storms in the area.
The incident caused panic among fans and players, with one Sky Sports golf announcer exclaiming, “Oh good gracious, watch out!” as a tree came down near the No. 17 tee. “Oh my god, I hope everyone is ok,” he said. “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 Manhattan, New York, told USA Today. “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.”
The Masters Tournament released a statement confirming that no one was injured and that the second round of play had been suspended for the rest of the day. Dozens of Twitter users quickly posted videos of Sky Sports’ coverage as the incident happened. It wasn’t raining when the horn sounded, but the threat of lightning and stormy weather brought play to a halt at 4:22 p.m. Many fans remained seated after the horn sounded.