Hours after Brendan Steele captured the Safeway Open for the second straight year on Sunday, fire ripped through Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif., with several PGA pros still on the property.
Patton Kizzire, Kyle Thompson and Maverick McNealy were among those evacuated in the middle of the night as several wildfires raged across Northern California.
“We were in our room and could hear the wind ripping,” Thompson told GOLF.com. “Also faintly smelled smoke, the power flickered and I heard some yelling outside the room so I went to check.
“I saw the entire horizon of the mountains on fire and the wind was pumping from that direction. I sprinted back to the room and grabbed my 1-year-old from his crib.”
Kizzire posted this message on Twitter: “I’ve never run from a wild fire before #napafire.”
McNealy, the rookie from Portola Valley and Stanford, added in another Twitter post: “Woken up by @Napa_City_Fire and evacuated tonight. First responders and emergency personnel are amazing. #napafire.”
Silverado reportedly sustained severe damage and released this statement: “Silverado Resort and Spa is currently closed in response to escalating wildfires in the local area.”
More than a dozen wildfires blazed in Northern California and Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties.