On Friday afternoon, a massive pine tree fell down and suspended play near the 17th tee of the Masters tournament at Augusta National. In the video below, you can hear the crowd shouting as the tree was beginning to fall. When the camera pans around, the tree can be seen crashing down near attendees. According to Augusta National, there were miraculously no injures.
“WATCH OUT!”, shouted the commentator as the cameras caught the collapse live.
Scary scene in Augusta, a tree fell near the 17th tee at The Masters😳
Play has been suspended for a second time today due to inclement weather.pic.twitter.com/PS3q3YXRn0
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 7, 2023
Here’s a picture of the aftermath:
Several trees went down at Augusta National. The property has since been evacuated due to inclement weather conditions. No one was injured, per @ESPN’s broadcast.
Photos of the scene by Patrick Smith/Getty Images: pic.twitter.com/1ZsfYsjsPG
— SI Golf (@SI_Golf) April 7, 2023
The Daily Mail adds, “the trees around that area of the golf course are believed to be Loblolly Pines, which can grow to 98–115 feet in height”. Play was suspended all over the course for the second time on Friday at 4:22 p.m. ET, and the grounds were evacuated, according to Yahoo News.