Professional golfer Tiger Woods’ son, Charlie Woods, made his national TV debut Saturday in the PNC Championship. Charlie, 11, is the youngest player the 36-hole event has ever had. The tournament was created in 1995 for major champions and their sons, and now includes all family members.
Charlie’s performance was nothing short of great as well, as he finished with a birdie on the par-5 18th, closing out at 10-under 62, only four shots behind Matt Kuchar and his son Cameron.
Following the tournament, Woods’ commented on his son’s playing telling reporters, “I’ve seen this all along. Probably not a lot of people have. A lot of the shots he hit, I’ve seen them back home at The Medalist this entire year. The junior events he played in, he hit a lot of these. It was a matter of stringing these out for 3 1/2 hours. It’s a totally different deal.”
Fellow professional golfer and friend of the Woods’ Justin Thomas also commented on Charlie’s play showing his support saying, “The kid’s a gamer. He’s a grinder. He’s competitive. But he’s so young. I’m pulling for him. I want him to keep it fun, keep it light. It can get nasty out there with what people say. Expectations are going to be high, but I hope it remains manageable for himself. I hope he stays within himself.”