It turns out that Tiger Woods still has one tournament left this year. And for him it could be as important as a Major.
The PNC Championship announced that Woods will play with Charlie, his 11-year-old son. The pageant is reserved for father and son pairs and has been held since 1995, a year before Tiger Woods turned pro.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing Charlie in our first official tournament together,” said Woods, 44. “It has been wonderful to witness his progress as a junior golfer and it will be amazing to play as a team in the PNC Championship.”
The tournament will take place on December 19 and 20 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando in central Florida.
Charlie appeared on world television last year, on Augusta National. Woods embraced him after winning the Masters for the fifth time, crowning his return to golf after four back surgeries.
That was the 15th Major that Woods had won but the first his son saw him.
Masters at Augusta National
the historic golfer has achieved.
Woods has been his son’s caddy in children’s tournaments. One moment that caught the eye was when the father of another young man tried to record a video of Woods, while Charlie performed his precise swing in the background.
Woods’ last official tournament was held on Sunday, with a difficult participation in the Masters. The star already lacked realistic aspirations when it took 10 strokes to reach hole 12, par three. Then he made five birdies on his last six holes.
The PNC Championchip has been transformed over the years.
He allowed Fuzzy Zoeller to play with his daughter Gretchen, and Arnold Palmer to participate with his grandson Sam Saunders. Within a year, Paul Azinger played Aaron Stewart, whose father Payne had died in a plane crash.
And Annika Sorenstam, came to play with her father Tom.
VILLEGAS GOES A LEADER
In the midst of his efforts to cope during a devastating year in which his daughter passed away, Camilo Villegas hit a 10-foot birdie putt on the last hole yesterday, and shares the top of the RSM Classic with Matt Wallace.
The Colombian signed a card of 64 strokes, six under par, in the first round.
Both Villegas and Wallace finished their round on the Seaside course on Sea Island with great putts. Villegas finished a bogey-free round at hole nine for his lowest score on the PGA Tour in four years. Wallace got into trouble at the 18th hole, but rescued a par with a 30-foot putt.
They both have a stroke advantage over eight players, a group that includes Patton Kizzire, who lives on Sea Island, as well as Robert Streb, who won his only title five years ago in this field.
Villegas was trying to return after a shoulder injury that left him out for all of 2019 when he and his wife received news that their 2-year-old daughter Mia had a tumor developing in the brain and spine. He was on chemotherapy in July when he passed away.
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