Tiger Woods has mentioned he’ll crew up with son Charlie and compete within the PNC Championship on the Ritz-Carlton Golf Membership Orlando (Grande Lakes) from December 17-20.
Previously generally known as the Father/Son Problem, the PNC Championship brings collectively high PGA Tour and LPGA major-winning expertise and a member of the family to compete as a crew.
Woods, the 82-time winner on the Tour, will make his event debut with Charlie, his 11-year-old son who has already established himself as an achieved junior golfer in Florida.
“I am unable to inform you how excited I’m to be enjoying with Charlie in our first official event collectively. It has been nice watching him progress as a junior golfer and will probably be unbelievable enjoying as a crew collectively within the PNC Championship,” Woods mentioned in an announcement.
The 44-year-old Woods has been noticed at varied junior tournaments appearing as Charlie’s caddie. Outdoors of the odd sighting on social media movies, this would be the first time followers will see the younger Woods in motion.
That is in direct distinction to the profile the elder Woods had on the identical age. Taught by his father Earl, Woods had made quite a few appearances on tv as a prodigy from as early as age two.
Earlier this yr, Woods spoke of his son’s recreation with GOLFTV.
“I am nonetheless successful… for now,” Woods mentioned. “He is beginning to get into it. He is beginning to perceive find out how to play. He is asking me the fitting questions. I’ve stored it aggressive along with his par, so it has been simply an absolute blast to go on the market and simply be with him. It jogs my memory a lot of me and my dad.”
Requested if Charlie is nearly as good as him, Woods replied, “I do not know. It relies upon how dangerous he desires it. It is all on him. I wished it at a really, very early age. I wished to compete and play on this recreation. That is on him – whether or not he desires it or not.”
Whereas this yr’s event will happen with out spectators as a result of COVID-19 associated restrictions, followers will nonetheless have the ability watch on quite a lot of broadcast media.
The PNC Championship can even characteristic former FedExCup champion Justin Thomas and his father Mike for the primary time. Defending champions Bernhard Langer and his son Jason can even return.
Gary Participant, Greg Norman, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, John Daly, Mark O’Meara, Retief Goosen, Tom Lehman, Padraig Harrington, Lee Trevino and Vijay Singh are among the many many main champions returning to take part.