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Masters 2023: Several massive trees fall to ground at Augusta National causing scary scene

Tyler Lauletta   

Masters 2023: Several massive trees fall to ground at Augusta National causing scary scene
  • A massive tree fell over at Augusta National during the second round of the Masters.
  • Play was suspended as a storm and high winds made its way through the area.

A terrifying scene played out near the 17th tee at Augusta National on Friday as some of the course's iconic trees toppled to the ground due to high winds.

Play had already been suspended once due to a storm making its way through the area when the tree fell.

Fans ran as the tree came to the ground. According to ESPN, no injuries were reported.

Play was once again suspended and patrons were evacuated from the course.

On ESPN, Scott Van Pelt later reported there were no injuries as the video showed members of the grounds crew working with chainsaws to remove the tree.

"You can see the aftermath here," Van Pelt said. "Several enormous pines have fallen to the left of 17 tee. And to see the aftermath of them falling is horrifying to ponder. Miraculously and gratefully, we can report that there are no injuries."

"Was texting with [PGA Tour pro] Keith Mitchell who was on the 15th green who said he saw it all. It took his breath away. One of those moments everyone here scrambling to make sure that patrons were alright," Van Pelt said. "Again, the most important news to share is that by all accounts apparently there were no injuries."

Stories from several reporters on the ground also relayed that there were no injuries, despite some scary photos from the scene.


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