Tiger Woods will be playing in the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando next month with his 11-year-old son Charlie for the first time.
Woods spoke about his son’s passion for golf with GolfTV.
“I’m still winning — for now,” Woods said. “He’s starting to get into it. He’s starting to understand how to play. He’s asking me the right questions. I’ve kept it competitive with his par, so it’s been just an absolute blast to go out there and just be with him. It reminds me so much of me and my dad.”
Charlie got the bulk of the television exposure at Augusta National last year, when Woods gave his son a hug on the way to his fifth Masters win and a comeback from four back operations.
Woods Jr. won the Florida Junior Golf Tournament last summer by an eight-shot margin.
Former FedExCup champion Justin Thomas also will make his debut alongside his father, Mike, while Bernhard Langer and his son Jason will also be on hand to defend their title.
Until his decision to play in the PNC Championship, there was the expectation that Woods would finish the year at the Masters. To play in this tourney golfers must have won a major or The Players Championship, and their partner must not be in possession of a PGA Tour card.
The event will be broadcast on NBC, Golf Channel and Peacock on Dec. 19 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.