ATLANTA – Saturday’s third round of the TOUR Championship was suspended after six fans were injured following a lightning strike at East Lake Golf Club. Play was suspended for the day and will resume at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.
A storm caused play to be halted at 4:17 p.m. Saturday, shortly after the final group of Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka completed the fifth hole. There were two lightning strikes 28 minutes later. One strike occurred near the maintenance area, while another struck a tree near the 16th tee. Debris from that strike injured six people.
Five fans were transported from the property via ambulance to area hospitals for further medical attention. One other fan was treated and released on-site and did not require transportation to a hospital.
When play resumes at 8 a.m. ET, Thomas will hold the lead at 12-under-par, one shot ahead of Koepka and Rory McIlroy. Xander Schauffele is in fourth place, two shots back.
The fourth round will begin as scheduled Sunday afternoon.