It may be a uncommon sighting nowadays, however golf followers have lengthy grown accustomed to watching Tiger Woods put on crimson on Sundays.
However on the PNC Championship, onlookers had been seeing double. For the ultimate spherical of the annual occasion in Orlando, Tiger and son Charlie teed off in excellent symmetry.
At 13-years-old, his father has gained two extra majors than he has had birthdays, however Charlie impressed all through at Ritz-Carlton Golf Membership, his tee method and swing drawing inevitable, but eerily correct, comparisons to that of his enjoying companion.
The pair completed tied for eighth in a star-studded 20-player discipline, with solely gamers to have gained a significant championship or The Gamers Championship invited to play with their family members. After ending as runners-up final yr, the Woods’s completed six pictures behind Fiji’s three-time main champion Vijay Singh and his son Qass Singh.
Past matching outfits, the duo additionally coordinated in enjoying via ache. Woods, that includes in simply his second occasion since his emotional St. Andrews outing at The Open in July, was managing plantar fasciitis, ache within the backside of his foot, whereas Charlie admitted to fighting an ankle damage sustained by rolling it throughout a apply spherical.
Harm has been the story of Woods’ latest profession, his enjoying time decimated since he suffered severe leg accidents in a automobile accident in February 2021. The 46-year-old withdrew from the Hero World Problem earlier this month citing his foot ache, and at varied factors had seemed to be fighting motion throughout the seventh version of The Match final week.
“It was a tricky yr but in addition one of many extra rewarding years I’ve had shortly,” Woods advised reporters Sunday.
“I don’t know if I ever get again to enjoying St Andrews in a British Open, however to have the ability to expertise that possibly one final time at this stage was very particular to me.”
Sharing a golf cart to get across the course, each father and son might be seen limping at occasions over the weekend. But with two good ft between them, Woods believes he and his son had been “excellent yin and yang”.
“He’s received a left foot, I’ve received a proper foot and so we’ve received two good ft – we’re good,” Woods told SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Saturday.
“There’s an enormous distinction between ache and damage … For those who’re injured you’re not enjoying, that is just a bit little bit of ache and it’s sport time – so we simply go on the market and suck it up collectively.”
Charlie added: “I’ve discovered a brand new respect for him now, after getting a really minor damage.
“Simply to see what he’s going via, only a fraction of it, and see how a lot it hurts. It’s cool how he’s gotten to the place he’s now in any case he’s been via.”
After a day of pleasant back-and-forth with Justin Thomas and his father Mike, who completed joint-second, Charlie had a back-handed praise saved for his father.
“I really feel like I already knew what he was able to after which yesterday, that’s one of the best he’s ever performed shortly, and that form of shocked me slightly bit,” he advised reporters.
The laughter within the press room subsided solely to spark up once more with Woods’ reply.
“I was good,” he stated.
“It was neat to have the ability to roll again the clock for him to see what I was able to.”