May 23, 2024

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A tree falls during the 2023 Masters near Augusta National Hole No. 17

A tree falls during the 2023 Masters near Augusta National Hole No. 17

Play was suspended for the second time on Friday during the second round of the 2023 Masters after three pine trees fell near the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club.

It appeared based on videotaped television coverage that trees had fallen near several patrons.

“I was sitting, looking, waiting for the next group to come up to the tee, and maybe 8-10 chairs fell to our left,” said sponsor Megan Hill, of Manhattan, New York. “I stood and screamed and thought, ‘Are you going to fall on me?’ I fell to the left of us and it was so scary.

“If the wind was blowing in a slightly different direction, we might have been hit.”

Several herders at the site confirmed that no one was injured.