Tiger Woods and son Charlie capture hearts and minds during PNC Championship

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  4 weeks ago  •  11 comments

By:   Ben Morse (MSN)

Tiger Woods and son Charlie capture hearts and minds during PNC Championship
The sight of Tiger Woods wearing his red shirt on the final day of majors has long shot fear into the hearts of fellow competitors and electrified golf fans.

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Tiger Woods and son Charlie capture hearts and minds during PNC Championship

The sight of Tiger Woods wearing his red shirt on the final day of majors has long shot fear into the hearts of fellow competitors and electrified golf fans.

So the sight of both father and son Charlie in matching red shirts and black trousers had on-watchers equally captivated in the PNC Championship over the weekend.

With their matching attire, synchronized golf ticks and with Tiger fist-pumping whenever Charlie sunk a putt, Team Woods stole the show at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

While Justin Thomas and his father Mike won the title, Team Woods -- who finished seventh among a 20-team field -- went back home with "memories we'll have for our entire lives," according to the 15-time major champion.

"He's not going to appreciate this at 11 years old, added Woods. "I didn't when I was with my dad. As the years go by, you start appreciating it more. I'm sure we'll have a lot of banter over the holidays and years to come."

When it was created 25 years ago, the PNC Championship was originally started as a father-son competition. Initially, it was meant to feed fans' desire to see the children of golf's biggest stars.

It has subsequently developed into any major champions and Players Championship winners competing with a family member.

Thomas' father is a club professional in Kentucky and his son's coach, and the world No. 3 called the PNC Championship "100% the most enjoyable" of his career victories.

"A part of you didn't care who won," he said. "We were here as father and son to enjoy a special moment."

Charlie often played from tee shots 100 yards ahead of Tiger, with sometimes the 15-time major winner choosing not to hit his drive such was the excellency of his son's work.

Even with the 250 on course spectators and the TV cameras, Charlie -- the youngest competitor in the tournament's history -- was unfazed.

And Alastair Johnston, vice chairman at IMG who helped found the tournament, believes his performance on the biggest stage may have inspired a new generation of players.

"I'd like to find the right way to tell Charlie that thousands of kids watching at home will be inspired to want to play golf with their dads," Johnston said. "He wouldn't appreciate it now. But one day he might."


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    4 weeks ago

This is way too cute.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    4 weeks ago

I love to see fathers and sons doing stuff.

Mr Giggles has been getting The Boy interested in golf. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
2  1stwarrior    4 weeks ago

While watching, you could see the admiration and respect that Tiger gave Charley and Charley truly respects and admires his Dad.

What a show to watch, 'specially when Charley made HIS OWN Eagle - Tiger was totally amazed and thrilled.

Luv'd it.

Oh yeah - Charley is cute as a button :-)

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  1stwarrior @2    4 weeks ago

Isn't it just the way Tiger's father got him started?

 
 
 
1stwarrior
2.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    4 weeks ago

Possibly, but Charlie wasn't on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson at 2 years of age showing off his putting skills.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

Don't blame Tiger. Johnny is long gone.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  1stwarrior @2    4 weeks ago
What a show to watch, 'specially when Charley made HIS OWN Eagle - Tiger was totally amazed and thrilled.

I know!!  The pride could not have been slapped off of Tiger's face with a brick.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
2.2.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.2    4 weeks ago

800

Nothing else to say, eh?

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.2.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  1stwarrior @2.2.1    4 weeks ago

Have you seen the vids where he did the 'club twirl' like a pro?  He also mirrored his father's successful shot fist pump like he invented it.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
2.2.3  1stwarrior  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.2.2    4 weeks ago

I've gone through all the tweets and Golf Channel's videos and they have some really funny ones with hilarious comments.  The youngster is a hit and is gonna be one for years.

One one putt, Charlie made the putt and turned around and winked at Tiger like he was saying "See, that's how it's done."

Lov'd his interaction with JustinThomas and his Dad Mike - 'specially the "trash-mouthing" they both did.

Marvelous.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
2.2.4  1stwarrior  replied to  1stwarrior @2.2.3    4 weeks ago

If you wanna see some neat similarities - click on this and giggle.

 
 
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