An Irishman has been taken to hospital after being injured when lightning hit a tree at a PGA Tour event in Atlanta.

Ryan Murphy, from Cookstown, Co Tyrone, was in Atlanta supporting golfer Rory McIlroy.

The 19-year-old's family said he had been working in the US for the summer. 

He was among six spectators who were injured by debris after lightning struck East Lake Golf Club, shortly after play had been suspended in the third round of the Tour Championship.

Five people were taken to hospitals for further medical attention.

One other person was treated and released on-site.