The golfer with the last name Woods and the one who covered his clubs with plush tiger figurines played well on Saturday.
And Tiger Woods wasn’t bad either.
Charlie Woods, Tiger’s 11-year-old son, made his national television debut Saturday during the first of two rounds of the PNC Championship. And according to his father, who has won 15 majors in his illustrious career, Charlie played like he was at home.
He was hardly nervous before some 250 spectators who were attentive to his performance. Not even his father had such an audience at the Masters of the year of the pandemic.
Confident, Charlie made his stick take a few turns before firing his shots. He quickly picked up the tee after the drive and even hit a fist in the air on hole 3, par 5, when an eagle was scored, using the 3 wood for a shot of approximately three feet.
In scramble mode, the Woods duo delivered a 62-stroke card, 10 below par, within four hits of Mark Kuchar and his son Cameron.
“I don’t really care about my game,” Woods said. “I just want to make sure Charlie has the best experience of his life. And he is having it ”.
Charlie Woods is the youngest boy who has participated in this 36-hole tournament that began to be played in 1995, and in which originally only the champions of majors participated together with their children. The contest has now been extended to other family members
Woods’ son likes golf so much that he has already started playing in some children’s tournaments.
A TV camera was about 15 feet to Charlie’s right on the first tee of the Ritz-Carlton club in Grand Lakes. The youngster swung too fast, and the ball veered to the left.
Therefore, the pair preferred to use the father’s tee shot. Charlie ended up making the putt for a birdie.
And that was the last time the Woods used Tiger’s tee shot on a long hole until the 15th. It helped that Charlie fired his shots 100 yards past the players’ tee point on the PGA Tour. for some holes.
Woods was not surprised by the performance.
“I’ve seen this already, unlike a lot of people,” he said. “A lot of the shots that he took has been done at home, at (Florida club) The Medalist, all year long.”
The Kuchar duo have a two-shot lead over the Singhs, who are in second place.
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