The younger Woods showed his father how it’s done on the third hole Saturday, hitting a fantastic shot to set up an eagle.
Charlie hit the ball roughly 170 yards around some trees to bring it just a few feet away from the hole. Tiger couldn’t help but be impressed, calling it an “awesome shot.”
Charlie, 11, finished off the hole on the next shot, giving the Woods’ an eagle. The shot pushed the team to -3 through 3 holes.
"I've seen this," Tiger said of the eagle, via ESPN.
"A lot of the shots he's hit. I've seen it this entire year, this entire pandemic. He hit these shots. The few events he's played in, he's hit a lot of these shots.
“But this is a totally different deal."
It wasn’t Charlie’s only highlight of the day. Turns out, Tiger’s son has plenty of skills on a golf course.
Charlie and Tiger kept up that success Saturday, finishing -10 on the day. That tied them for sixth. Matt Kuchar and his 12-year-old son Cameron lead the way at the event with a -14.
“[Charlie] hit some of the most incredible golf shots,” Tiger said, via ESPN. “He had the best time. It couldn't have been a better environment."
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 20, 2020
The PNC Championship began Saturday, and will run through Sunday. The event features 20 teams of two players. The winners will take home a $200,000 prize.
Team Woods played well Saturday, but will need to step up their game to take home the top prize Sunday.
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The PNC Championship has been a true family affair for Tiger and Charlie, because their caddies were also a father-son duo.
Tiger’s caddie, Joe LaCava, is brought his son, Joe Jr., to caddy for Charlie.
LaCava was extremely excited to be participating in the event with his son and both Woods boys, especially since he didn’t think it would happen this soon. According to him, Charlie’s interest in golf is fairly recent.
“About a month ago Tiger approached me and said, ‘I’m thinking of playing the PNC Championship with Charlie.’ I was so jacked up. I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ because I thought it was probably a year or two away,” he said.
“He was so excited. Charlie caught the golf bug this year. He’s been playing a ton of golf, practicing, working at it, and was psyched to play.
“Tiger was kind enough to ask me to ask Joe to caddie for Charlie so we could have a father-son caddie duo and father-son player duo. So, we’re going to have a good weekend.”
If Charlie already looks that much like his dad after less than a year of training, the golf world may want to brace itself. Charlie could be even more dangerous than his dad.
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