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Timber! Limb falls at PGA

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Workers prepare to cut down part of a tree during second round of PGA.

Workers prepare to cut down part of a tree during second round of PGA.

Charles Krupa, Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — A nearly 40-foot tree limb fell next to the fourth green at the PGA Championship on Friday, injuring a spectator and two television employees.

The limb sheered off a red oak next to the green and a television tower at Baltusrol Golf Club and fell approximately 60 feet.

A spectator and two members of the Turner/CBS Sports production team were injured, the PGA of America said in a statement.

The limb fell moments after Tiger Woods played his approach shot on the par-3 hole. The crowd was reacting to Woods' shot, which spun back toward the pin, and a roar went up as the branch began tearing away from the tree. Play resumed after 10-minutes.

The PGA said the tree would be removed before Saturday's third round as a precaution.

The tree was inspected and trimmed before the start of the tournament and construction of the greenside TV tower, tournament director Andy Bush said.