The golfing genes of the Tiger Woods family clearly runs strong in the bloodline.
This weekend, Woods and his 11-year-old son, Charlie, competed together for the first time at the PNC Championship. Footage of Charlie's performance quickly went viral on Saturday, with many audiences applauding the kid's impressive skills. One of the biggest highlights took place at the beginning of the tournament when Charlie used a five wood to drive the ball 175 yards, setting him up for the first eagle of the day.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 19, 2020
It was understandably a proud moment for the elder of the pair.
"He didn't know if he could get there, and he said, 'All I have to do is turn it,' and I said, 'Absolutely, go ahead and hit it,'" Tiger said following the round.
Charlie Woods continues to impress. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/cZ0iT8LWUn
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 19, 2020
Though Team Woods generated the most buzz on Saturday, they failed to secure the top spot on the leaderboard. The pair shot a 10-under 62 in Round 1, putting them in a six-way tie for sixth place. Matt Kuchar and his 13-year-old son, Cameron, finished the day in first place and are expected to come out with a win in Sunday's Round 2.
"It was an absolute blast," Woods told Golf Channel. "... We had so much fun being around one another and cheering one another on. It was the most perfect environment. First and foremost, I'm dad. There is that competitive spirit that Charlie and I both share. We want to win, but being competitive and being with each other and leaning on one another, it was an absolute blast."
You can read reactions to Charlie's performance below.
Tiger woods son would whoop any of our asses at golf and he's only 11 yrs old..
— 🄶🄷🄾🅂🅃 (@Ghostipher) December 19, 2020
Anyone watching Tiger Woods’s son play with him? There could be another great champion in that family.
— Andy Huling_EETV (@HulingAndy) December 19, 2020
Seeing Tiger Woods son golf swing everywhere making think it's time I quit golfing. It's over. pic.twitter.com/Q3GPn1Vku3
— Jay Bear (@TheJayBear) December 19, 2020
Tiger Woods 11 year old son made more eagles than me in 2020
— Dr. Keigs (@KingKeagles) December 19, 2020
Tiger woods son made my day. Him staring down a shot mid flight was amazing.
— Raphael Miller (@Demonpenz) December 19, 2020
— Jason Ranchoux 🇨🇦 (@jranchoux) December 19, 2020
Tiger Woods son Charlie is nice on the golf course
— Hair Hustler💈💰 (@TOOTTHEBARBER) December 19, 2020
— Craig Murray (@craigmurray97) December 19, 2020
Tiger woods son is a gangster on the golf course. Charlie might be better than his dad.
— IamStillHere (@STILLhere_Fly20) December 19, 2020
Tiger Woods is playing golf on national television with his son Charlie. And killing it.
When I was little, my Dad would yell at me for not holding the light still when he was working on his truck.
— Casey Fetters-Treviño (@CaseyTrevin0) December 19, 2020
#PNCchampionship So yeah, Charlie Woods, I’m officially impressed! 11 years old, son of the GOAT, and millions of eyes on your game, and lil man plays as smooth as his swing! Looked to be an enjoyable round for a father/son. 👏👏
— JJ Huskisson (@Huzkizn) December 19, 2020
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