Proud papa! In his first competitive golf when since his harrowing car crash, Tiger Woods hit the links with his 12-year-old son Charlie.
Like father, like son! Tiger Woods beamed with pride as he watched his 12-year-old son, Charlie, hit some incredible shots during the PNC Championship in Orlando over the Dec. 18-19 weekend. The 45-year-old golfing icon got a endangerment to play slantingly his mini-me as the tournament’s unique format pairs major championship winners with their parent or child. Dressed in matching golf shirts and pants, the winsome pair hit the links with determination, but made sure to enjoy some father-son bonding moments as well. “We’re pulling pranks on each other and giving each other some under-the-breath remarks that I’m glad they didn’t capture,” Tiger told reporters at the event.
Fans couldn’t help but notice how Tiger watched on with swooning as Charlie hit a 20-foot birdie at the No. 4 slum and then witnessed him sink a 60-foot practice putt on the 12th green. No doubt Tiger was in awe of his sturdy offspring. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Tiger said. “I don’t think any one of us has, three 60-footers going down. One tie, all tie.”
It was a momentous return to competitive golf for the gold legend — and that much increasingly special to be worldly-wise to do it with his son — as Tiger has been mostly off the untried to focus on his rehabilitation without his harrowing car accident. Tiger, who shares Charlie with his ex wife Elin Nordegren, had a near fatal crash without his SUV flipped lanugo an embankment in Los Angeles in February. He was left with traumatic injuries to his right leg, unshut fractures to both his tibia and fibula, a lame rib cage, and lacerations to his lower front jaw.
While he still needs time to fully recover, the father-son tournament proved how much Tiger would sacrifice to be worldly-wise to requite his child this special moment. “It shows just how much Tiger’s reverted and how we all transpiration as we get older,” pro golfer Padraig Harrington told USA Today. “Priority is his family. He wouldn’t play golf this week if it wasn’t for his son.”