Published: Sat, November 21, 2020
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Tiger, Charlie teaming in father-son event next month

Tiger, Charlie teaming in father-son event next month

The 11-year-old, who has been competing in mini and junior events close to the Woods' home in Florida for over a year, will play in his first competitive event with his dad, the victor of 15 major championships and 82 tour events, over The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida from December 17 to 20.

It marks the first time Woods, victor of 15 majors, and his 11-year-old son have played the tournament that was last year won by Germany's Bernhard Langer and son Jason.

Woods has caddied for his son in junior events, and one moment that got plenty of attention was the father of another junior trying to capture video of Woods, with Charlie and his smooth swing in the background.

"I can't tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together", said Woods in a statement on the PGA Tour website.

He finished the coronavirus pandemic-delayed Masters this month in deflating style, with a final-round 76 that included a 10 on the par-three 12th - followed by five birdies in his last six holes. "He's starting to understand how to play".

In addition to four-time champion Langer, past champion David Duval returns along with 10-time major victor Annika Sorenstam, who made her debut a year ago.


Bernhard Langer and his son Jason won the 2019 PNC Championship.

On Thursday, however, it became known that Woods will be playing a competition under Christmas, which will probably be very pleasing to him.

No fans will be allowed at the Florida tournament, but it will be televised. But those days are long gone, and now I have to live them through him again, "Father Woods said with a smile and admitted to being his son's coach". He's asking me the right questions. "It reminds me so much of me and my dad [growing up]".

Only players who have won a major or the Players Championship are eligible for the PNC Challenge, and their playing partner must be a family member and not hold a PGA or LPGA Tour card.

Gary Player, Greg Norman, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, John Daly and Mark O'Meara, as well as Retief Goosen, Tom Lehman, Padraig Harrington, Lee Trevino and Vijay Singh are among the many major champions returning to participate.

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