Charlie Woods impressed his father, the golf star Tiger Woods, this Saturday with a spectacular eagle in their first participation as a couple in the PNC Championship family tournament in Orlando, Florida.
At age 11, Charlie threw a 159-meter drive that bounced off the green and was four feet from the hole on hole three, par-5.
After celebrating the blow by raising his fist in the air, in the style of his father, the little one made the putt receiving a hug from a beaming Tiger Woods.
The duo, who compete in the same outfit of black pants and purple shirt, is the center of attention of this PGA tour couples tournament that runs until Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, without the presence of spectators .
Charlie, whose swing style is reminiscent of that of his famous father, has drawn praise this week. On Saturday they also managed a birdie in the first round, in which the duo finished with a total of 62 shots, 10 under par, which put them in joint sixth position.
“It was some incredible shots,” Woods said with a smile. “He had a great time out there in this environment. I’ve seen this all the time. A lot of the hits that he made I’ve seen all this year.”
The provisional lead was taken by Matt Kuchar and his son Cameron, with a card of 58 strokes, and the second position is occupied by Vijay Singh and his son Qass with 60.
Australian Greg Norman, with his son Greg Jr., ranks fourth with 61 strokes, tied with Tom and Sean Lehman and with David and Brady Duval.
A total of 20 Grand Slam tournament winning golfers compete in the event alongside a member of their family. Charlie Woods is the youngest participant and Tiger has repeated throughout the week that his main goal is for the two of them to have fun playing together for the first time on the PGA circuit.
“I really don’t care about my game. I’m making sure Charlie is having fun like never before and he’s doing it,” said the 15-time Major winner. “I’m making sure that I am able to enjoy all of this.”
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