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Tiger Woods’ Son Could Be A Golf Star Like His Dad
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Tiger Woods was a golf prodigy from a very young age, having started playing the sport as a toddler with his father, Earl Woods.

It seems that Woods, in turn, has passed his golf talent on to his own son Charlie Woods.

His 12-year-old son went viral on social media in 2020 after a video of his swing was shared online (with Tiger caddying). Charlie already looks like he has a long future as a golfer, boasting an incredibly impressive swing for his age.

Tiger Woods’ Son Charlie

Tiger Woods watches his son Charlie hit a shot at the 2020 PNC Championship.
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Well, fans were able to see Charlie Woods live in action on the golf course for the first time at the 2020 PNC Championship, a two-day golf tournament at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Charlie was the youngest-ever contestant at the event.

The PNC Championship, formerly known as the Father-Son Challenge, pairs each contestant (all major-winners from the PGA and LPGA Tour) with a family member. After a seventh place finish last year, Tiger revealed the father-son duo is returning for the 2021 PNC Championship.

“Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie. I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud,” said Woods via tweet

This will mark Woods’ return to competitive golf since injuring his right leg in a scary Los Angeles car crash last February.

As for Charlie, well let’s just say he’s inherited Tiger’s appetite for winning. At the 2020 Mayakoba Classic, fellow major championship winner Justin Thomas revealed Charlie has an obsession with trying to beat him, sharing the competitive edge that made Tiger so great.

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If the intangibles weren’t enough, Charlie’s demeanor on the golf course is just like his dad as evidenced by the PGA Tour video Charlie and Tiger. Mannerisms.

Charlie mirrors his father in everything from the timing of his twirls to picking up his tee after hitting a drive. They take “like father, like son” to a whole another level.

While Charlie is a long way off from becoming a professional, the 12-year-old has impressed at junior tournaments in Florida. And from the looks of it, Charlie has the potential to one day win the Masters in Augusta and become a major champion like his father.

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Charlie Woods has been a spectator for many of his father’s career victories, including wins at the U.S. Open and Open Championship. Now, he’ll be looking to putt home some birdies alongside his old man as the pair look to impress again at the PNC Championship.

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Karl Rasmussen is a sports writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and is an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Yankees and New York Jets.
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