Three fans involved in lightning strike during weather delay near 2024 Travelers Championship

The third round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, was suspended at 3:30 p.m. ET due to a dangerous weather situation — the final group of Tom Kim and Collin Morikawa was through six holes when the horn blew.

During the delay, two people near the tournament were struck by lightning. According to BreakingNowCT on X/Twitter, both people are conscious and alert and were transported to the hospital.

The media were told the tournament would not resume before 5:30-6 p.m. ET. The PGA Tour wants to play golf Saturday to make Sunday a shorter day for the players — this is the third event of a signature event-major championship-signature event stretch.

Update to story at 6:35 p.m. ET: Jason Brade, Cromwell Connecticut Fire Chief, released the following statement on the situation.

On June 22, 2024, at approximately 16:26 hours the Cromwell Police Department began receiving multiple 911 calls of a lightning strike in the area of 6 Pierson Green. Police, Fire and EMS responded to the area within minutes. On arrival, first responders identified a tree struck by lightning and 3 patients near the strike. EMS crew treated two patients who were transported to area hospitals for further evaluation, and one patient who refused treatment. All remaining Police, Fire and EMS units cleared the scene.

The address is of a house behind the fifth green of TPC River Highlands.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek