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Tiger Woods and son Charlie to play in PNC Championship again

Competing together, against a field of so many golfing greats and their families, is so special, says Woods

AP/PTI Orlando Published 23.11.23, 09:39 AM
Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods. File picture

Tiger Woods is returning to the PNC Championship, the 36-hole event that has become one of his favourites because of his partner: His son.

Woods and 14-year-old Charlie are playing the PNC Championship for the fourth straight year, the one tournament he has not missed during the last injury-plagued four years.

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“It is an amazing gift to be able to share my love of golf with Charlie and we genuinely do look forward to playing in the PNC Championship all years,” Woods said on Wednesday.

“Competing together, against a field of so many golfing greats and their families, is so special.”

The PNC Championship is scheduled to be played on December 16-17 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando at Grande Lakes.

Woods and son were runner-up in 2021, just 10 months after Woods badly damaged his right leg and ankle in a car crash in Los Angeles. They finished seventh in their 2020 debut and tied for eighth last year.

Woods is to play next week at his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas for the first time since surgery to fuse his right ankle in April after the Masters. Because the PNC Championship is run by the PGA Tour Champions, Woods is allowed to ride in a cart.

The tournament is for major champions or winners of The Players Championship. It began as a father-son outing but now has tour players having sons and daughters, grandchildren, even parents as their partners.

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