'MY GOD': Golf world loses the plot over photo of Tiger Woods

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor
Tiger Woods and son Charlie at the 2019 US Open. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Tiger Woods has turned from player to caddie - for his 10-year-old son.

Rare footage of son Charlie in action on the golf course has sent fans into meltdown, with many frothing over the similarities between his swing and his father’s.

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Tiger was spotted caddying for Charlie in a junior tournament in Florida over the weekend, near Tiger’s home in Jupiter.

Dylan Dethier of Golf Magazine posted video of Tiger and Charlie on Twitter.

“Somehow we’ve never seen Charlie Woods swing a golf club until now and MY GOD,” he wrote.

Lawrence Ostlere of the Independent wrote: “The swing looked near-perfect, with a smooth rhythm, a fast club-head speed and a strong follow-through.”

And the rest of the golfing world was equally impressed.

Woods seeking record 83rd PGA Tour victory

Tiger will have his first crack at securing a record-setting 83rd PGA Tour victory in two weeks in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, the former world No.1 says.

Woods, who tied Sam Snead at the top of the all-time PGA Tour wins list when he triumphed at the Zozo Championship in Japan last October, has won eight times at Torrey Pines with his most recent triumph there coming at the 2008 US Open.

The tournament, which will be held from January 23-26, has been Woods' usual first start to the year. He joins a loaded field that includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm and Zander Schauffele.

Woods announced his plans on his official Twitter account while also saying he will tee up at the February 13-16 Genesis Invitational, where the 15-times major champion is tournament host.

Since equalling Snead's record, Woods has competed in two unofficial events last month.

He finished fourth in the 18-man Hero World Challenge before posting a 3-0 record as a playing captain for the victorious US side at the Presidents Cup.

with AAP