The Woods family is set to make history as they prepare to compete in the upcoming PNC Championship later this month. Tiger Woods, 15-time major golf champion, and his 13-year-old son Charlie Woods are set to play together in a professional tournament for the first time ever.
During a recent interview with Golf Channel from the Bahamas, Woods discussed the upcoming event and revealed that his son already outdrives him.
“It’s already happened. He hit a drive at Medalist and got me by a yard,” Woods said.
Not only is Charlie outhitting his father, but he appears to be taking advice from him in his approach to the game.
The PNC Championship will take place from December 17-20, and will likely be a family affair with the Woods competing against other father-son duos. It is sure to be an intriguing showdown as Tiger Woods may have to go head-to-head with his own son.
‘I told him, don’t copy my swing. Copy Rory’s,’ Woods said. ‘Have you ever seen Rory off balance on a shot? No. Not ever. You can swing as hard as you want on a shot, but you need to have balance.’
In video shared by Golf Channel’s Paul Azinger, Charlie swung his club at an astounding 117 miles per hour.
Tiger Woods is not competing in the Hero World Challenge this week, due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. However, his son is demonstrating serious golfing potential and could soon be following in his father’s footsteps.
‘After consulting with my doctors and trainers, I have decided to withdraw this week and focus on my hosting duties,’ Woods said in a statement.
Woods is optimistic that he will be fit to take part in the upcoming ‘The Match’ competition, set to begin next weekend, and the PNC Championship, where he is set to be joined by his son Charlie.