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At least six people were rushed to the hospital after a lightning struck a tree at the East Lake Golf Club during the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup on Saturday. Image Credit: WSB-TV

ATLANTA (AP) - Multiple people struck by lightning at golf Tour Championship in East Lake, Georgia.

At least six people were injured when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris on Saturday, Atlanta police said. 

The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and fans were instructed to seek shelter.

The strike hit the top of the tree just off the 16th tee and shattered the bark all the way to the bottom.

Brad Uhl of Atlanta was among those crammed under a hospital tent to the right of the 16th hole that was open to the public.