New York, December 20
The guy with a swoosh on his shirt and a Tiger head cover on his driver looked pretty good. So did Tiger Woods.
Charlie Woods, the 11-year-old son of the 15-time Major champion, made his national TV debut on Saturday in the PNC Championship. And according to his dad, he played just like he does at home. Never mind that he had some 250 people following along, more than his dad had watching him at the Masters. Charlie confidently twirled his club before shots, quickly picked up the tee on his drives and even pumped his fist on the par-5 third hole with a 3-wood into 3 feet for eagle.
They finished the scramble format at 10-under 62, four shots behind Matt Kuchar and son Cameron.
“I don’t really care about my game,” Woods said.
“I’m just making sure that Charlie has the time of his life. And he’s doing that.”
Charlie Woods is the youngest to play in this 36-hole event that began in 1995 for Major champions and their sons, and now includes all family members.
He loves the game enough to start playing in a few junior events, and he had no qualms playing before a crowd or the cameras. Woods was not surprised from what he’s seen at home. “I’ve seen this all along. Probably not a lot of people have,” Woods said. “A lot of the shots he hit, I’ve seen them back home this entire year.” — AP