The network said the spectators were hit by falling debris as the result of a lightning strike about 28 minutes after play had been halted during the third round.
The PGA Tour has suspended the third round for the remainder of the day.
“We had simultaneous lightning strikes, one at the maintenance area and one right near the 16th tee and driving range,” said tour rules official Mark Russell.
“From my understanding it hit a tree and knocked debris off that tree, and that’s what injured six people who were in the gallery.
“The EMS (emergency medical services) people were right on the spot. As we understand now there are no life-threatening injuries.”
The PGA Tour issued a statement on the incident on its website and announced that play was suspended on Saturday.
At 4:17 p.m., the third round of the TOUR Championship was suspended due to inclement weather in the area. At 4:45 p.m., there were two lightning strikes at East Lake Golf Club; a tree near the range/15 green/16 tee was hit, and debris from that strike injured four people.
EMT tended to those fans and two others immediately and transported them from the property via ambulance for further medical attention. Our latest report is that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
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Due to these circumstances, the third round has been suspended for the day and play will resume on Sunday at 8 a.m. ET.
The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance. We will provide further updates as they become available.
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— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) August 24, 2019
There were six fans injured on site during a lightning strike. Our latest report is that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Play is suspended for the day, and will resume Sunday at 8 a.m. ET. https://t.co/Nh5R7q9tuC
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 24, 2019
Breaking #FoxNews Alert : Six people injured by lightning strike at PGA TOUR Championship outside Atlanta
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 24, 2019
At the PGA Tour Championship…a lightning bolt just struck the south end of the course and two ambulances are headed that way. I at the No. 1 tee on the north end of the course.
— Sean Breslin (@Sean_Breslin) August 24, 2019
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