Like father, like son. For the primary time, Tiger Woods was joined by his 11-year-old son, Charlie within the PNC Championship and so they seemed so cute.
The world might have gotten a glimpse at the way forward for golf on Dec. 19 with the beginning of the 2020 PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida. It was there that Tiger Woods and his boy, Charlie, 11, took half within the father-son competitors for the very first time. All eyes had been on Charlie — who twinned along with his dad in a vivid purple golf shirt — as he shocked viewers with an unbelievable shot.
Eagle for Team Woods. 🦅
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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 19, 2020
The father-son duo had been in fourth place on the time of Charlie’s third gap shot — which a PGA Tour announcer declared was the one “eagle shot” of the day — and Tiger seemed over the moon as he watched his son! “Charlie steps up, and he days, ‘dad, I’ve got you on this.’ The only eagle of the day,” the announcer stated over the video. “We believe this was a five wood which he ripped from 175 yards with dad watching close by…it was within about four feet for eagle,” he added. Technically, the 11-year-old was simply shy of his stroke being an eagle shot — however he was extraordinarily shut! Tiger had an ear-to-ear grin on his face as he high-fived Charlie.
The PNC Championship, previously generally known as the “Father/Son Challenge,” supplies “the chance to see 20 Major Champions team up with a member of their family and play the game they truly love — together,” in keeping with the match’s web site. To qualify, contributors will need to have gained a Major Championship or The PLAYERS Championship. Tiger and Charlie will go up in opposition to pairings like Lee Trevino and his son, Daniel, Annika Sorenstam and her father Tom, Bubba Watson and his father-in-law, Wayne, and final 12 months’s winner Bernhard Langer. In 2019, the German golfer gained alongside Jason Langer. This 12 months, Bernhard will compete along with his daughter, Jackie.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together,” Tiger stated in November. “It’s been great watching him progress as a junior golfer, and it will be incredible playing as a team together in the PNC Championship.” Tiger, whereas talking with GOLFTV, stated that his tune is “starting to understand how to play. He’s asking me the right questions. I’ve kept it competitive with his par, so it’s been just an absolute blast to go out there and just be with him. It reminds me so much of me and my dad [growing up].”
Supposedly, there are some features of the sport that Charlie has picked up on sooner than others. “For some reason, Charlie just always wants to beat me, it doesn’t matter what it is,” Major champion Justin Tomas, informed USA Today. “Although he’s by no means overwhelmed me in golf or a placing contest, he nonetheless talks trash similar to his dad. We’ll have that, like, interior match inside a match, attempt to shut his little mouth up, however it will likely be enjoyable.
Charlie has gained two occasions on the South Florida PGA Junior Tour, with Tiger appearing as his caddie. “I wish I had his move,” Woods stated. “I analyze his swing all the time. I wish I could rotate like that and turn my head like that and do some of those positions. Those days are long gone. I have to re-live it through him.”