Tiger Wood eventually announced that he would accompany his 11-year-old-son Charlie on the PNC Championship next month.
The tournament let golfer accompany with their closest family member in a professional competition.
This event can be called Father-Son Challenge, and it will hold at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grandlakes, Orlando. The competition starts on December 19th. The tournament lasts within two days on a 36-hole course. And Tiger Wood will partner with his son.
Two members will tee off at the same hole, the better drive will be chosen. They begin to play the second shots at the place where the selected drive landed. Finally, the best shot will be selected in the second time. Players repeat this progress until completing all the hole.
The activities during event will be given in broadcast by NBC, Golf Channel and Peacock due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic leading to the spectator ban.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together,” Woods said. “It’s been great watching him progress as a junior golfer, and it will be incredible playing as a team together in the PNC Championship.”
Nonetheless, Tiger Wood will be partner with his son not because Charlie makes him happy. As a golf athlete, Charlie is a prospect. His talent was noticed on the U.S Kids Golf Event in January with the victory of three-under 33. Tiger Woods worked as his son’s caddie in that tournament.
“He’s starting to get into it,” Woods told Golf Digest in July. The legendary golfer described that his son understood thoroughly how to run the game of golf.
Wood even wished that he had the move of Charlie as when his made a swing, he recalled the day when he was younger and stayed on the top of golf ranking. “But those days are long, and I gotta relive it through him,” he said.
Tiger Wood also hosts The Hero World Challenge organized on December 3rd-6th. However, this event has been canceled because of the pandemic. Wood has no intention to join any competition until 2021, therefore, the PNC is considered the last tournament that he takes part in. Now he ranked No.33 in the world and hold the T-38 title at the Master 2020.
Last year, Bernhard Langer and his son, Jason were the champion with 24 under and awarded $200,000. Besides Woods family, Justin Thomas and his dad, Mike as well as Annika Sorenstam and her father, Tom also take part in the competition this year. Throughout the years, a large number of family consists of father/son, father/daughter, father/grandson … had participated in this event. Since 2012, the tournament has been sponsored by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.