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AT&T National officials and a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman confirmed that a male volunteer worker at the golf tournament suffered a severe neck injury on Friday morning.

At 8:05 a.m., the volunteer was injured with a laceration to the neck, according to a statement by Tournament Director Greg McLaughlin. Fire & Rescue spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia said the volunteer is in serious and life-threatening condition after being transported to a local hospital.

The incident occurred in the area of the No. 7 tee box during the second round of the tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Garcia said. The volunteer was operating a golf cart at the time of the injury, Garcia said. Medical personnel nearby witnessed the incident and the man was treated at the scene by a George Washington University Hospital physician team that is part of the tournament, according to Garcia.

“Medical personnel reacted immediately to the situation, following safety protocols in place for the tournament,” McLaughlin said in his statement.

The AT&T National, a PGA Tournament hosted by Tiger Woods, returned to Congressional this year after two years in Newton Square, Pa. Congressional hosted the U.S. Open last summer.

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