It may be a uncommon sighting today, however golf followers have lengthy grown accustomed to watching Tiger Woods put on crimson on Sundays.
However on the PNC Championship, onlookers had been seeing double. For the ultimate spherical of the annual occasion in Orlando, Tiger and son Charlie teed off in excellent symmetry.
At 13-years-old, his father has received two extra majors than he has had birthdays, however Charlie impressed all through at Ritz-Carlton Golf Membership, his tee strategy and swing drawing inevitable, but eerily correct, comparisons to that of his enjoying accomplice.
The pair completed tied for eighth in a star-studded 20-player area, with solely gamers to have received a serious championship or The Gamers Championship invited to play with their family. After ending as runners-up final 12 months, the Woods’s completed six pictures behind Fiji’s three-time main champion Vijay Singh and his son Qass Singh.
Past matching outfits, the duo additionally coordinated in enjoying by ache. Woods, that includes in simply his second occasion since his emotional St. Andrews outing at The Open in July, was managing plantar fasciitis, ache within the backside of his foot, whereas Charlie admitted to battling an ankle harm sustained by rolling it throughout a follow spherical.
Harm has been the story of Woods’ current profession, his enjoying time decimated since he suffered critical leg accidents in a automobile accident in February 2021. The 46-year-old withdrew from the Hero World Problem earlier this month citing his foot ache, and at varied factors had battling motion throughout the seventh version of The Match final week.
“It was a tricky 12 months but in addition one of many extra rewarding years I’ve had shortly,” Woods informed reporters Sunday.
“I don’t know if I ever get again to enjoying St Andrews in a British Open, however to have the ability to expertise that possibly one final time at this degree was very particular to me.”
Sharing a golf cart to get across the course, each father and son could possibly be seen limping at instances over the weekend. But with two good ft between them, Woods believes he and his son had been “excellent yin and yang”.
“He’s received a left foot, I’ve received a proper foot and so we’ve received two good ft – we’re good,” Woods informed SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Saturday.
“There’s an enormous distinction between ache and harm … When you’re injured you’re not enjoying, that is just a bit little bit of ache and it’s recreation time – so we simply go on the market and suck it up collectively.”
Charlie added: “I’ve discovered a brand new respect for him now, after getting a really minor harm.
“Simply to see what he’s going by, only a fraction of it, and see how a lot it hurts. It’s cool how he’s gotten to the place he’s now in spite of everything he’s been by.”
After a day of pleasant back-and-forth with Justin Thomas and his father Mike, who completed joint-second, Charlie had a back-handed praise saved for his father.
“I really feel like I already knew what he was able to after which yesterday, that’s one of the best he’s ever performed shortly, and that type of shocked me a bit of bit,” he informed reporters.
The laughter within the press room subsided solely to spark up once more with Woods’ reply.
“I was good,” he stated.
“It was neat to have the ability to roll again the clock for him to see what I was able to.”