Tiger and Charlie Woods fell short of winning the PNC Championship over the weekend as golf fans got to see Team Singh edge out Team Daly for the title.
Charlie Woods, 13, handled the media availability like a pro and even cracked a joke at his legendary father’s expense. The tandem finished 20-under par but was only good enough for an eighth-place tie.
“I feel like I already knew what he was capable of, and then yesterday, that’s the best he’s ever played in a while. And that kind of shocked me a little bit,” Charlie said after the tournament Sunday, via PGATour.com.
The elder Woods added, “I used to be good.”
Tiger Woods made his return to the golf course earlier this year at the Masters and was able to walk the rolling hills of Augusta National more than a year after he suffered a horrifying leg injury in a Los Angeles crash. He played a few tournaments after the Masters and showed signs of his old self but could not do enough to get a victory.
Tiger Woods, right, and his son Charlie prepare to tee off on the 3rd hole during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kevin Kolczynski
He was set to play the Hero World Challenge earlier this month but had to withdraw at the last minute.
Woods said before the PNC Championship he was really focused on just playing with his son.
You know, I don’t really care about that,” Woods said, via ESPN, when asked about delaying his recovery following a car wreck outside of Los Angeles in February 2021. “I think being there with and alongside my son is far more important, and [getting] to have a chance to have this experience with him is far better than my foot being a little creaky
Tiger Woods hugs his son Charlie after finishing the 18th hole during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kevin Kolczynski)