Trees fall as The Masters suspend play due to bad weather
The second round of The Masters was suspended due to bad weather. Three trees fell near spectators at Augusta National Golf Club, but no one was injured.
The tournament organizers announced that the second round of The Masters had been suspended due to bad weather Friday, after three trees fell in close proximity to spectators at Augusta National Golf Club. According to organizers, no one was injured.
Sky Sports broadcast footage of spectators running after a large pine tree fell near the 17th tee. This happened shortly after the play was suspended for the second round at 4:22 pm. ET.
Later, the broadcasters showed footage of workers arriving at the scene with chainsaws in order to clear away fallen trees.
The Masters released a statement saying that the wind had blown three trees over. They added that play will resume at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday.
The statement stated that 'the safety and well-being for everyone attending The Masters Tournament will always be a top priority. The Club will continue to monitor the weather closely today and throughout the Tournament'.
The game was suspended from 3:07 pm for approximately 21 minutes. ET was required before the game resumed. Many players have yet to finish including Jon Rahm, who is currently ranked second. The Spaniard, who has nine holes to play, is three shots behind Brooks Koepka at 12-under par.
Tiger Woods played 11 holes in his second round. The Masters website has projected that he will start Saturday's round at two-over-par. In his 24 appearances in the majors, the five-time Masters champ has only missed the cut once. It was on his second attempt in 1996.
After his second consecutive 4-under-68, amateur Sam Bennett is four shots behind four-time major Koepka.