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Mar
16
2017
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour Latinoamérica

 

Trust me, be patient and don’t take your eyes off the screen (as in, watch the entire minute of the video!) — it’s riveting.

 

This week’s PGA Tour Latinoamérica event in Antigua, Guatemala, is clearly a blast. As you can see in the video above, the players are treated to quite a spectacular backdrop at the Fuego Maya GC. The Volcán de Fuego (“Volcano of Fire” or Fuego Volcano) is one of Central America’s most active volcanoes, with “frequent vigorous” historical eruptions dating back since 1524, which have produced major ashfalls, along with episodes of “pyroclastic and lava flows.”

The above video was sent to me Thursday morning, courtesy of PGA Tour Latinoamérica pro Paul Apyan. A few hours later, he witnessed lava shoot out of the volcano, but failed miserably to capture what sounds like an incredible sight (*see update below). However, here are a few other photos he’s taken with his iPhone this week.

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