Tiger Woods pulled out of the Hero World Challenge in Albany at the last moment owing to his injury concerns, plantar fasciitis in his right foot, to be precise. Tiger, however, did not retreat from his hosting duties and was fully involved. His son, Charlie Woods was also present in the stands with the usual swagger he always carries.
Tiger was on the NBC broadcast with the third round of this week’s Hero World Challenge underway, when he spotted his 13-year-old son, Charlie, carrying his own persona with a hat backward, chewing gum. Charlie has always been around the block alongside his dad and is getting better at golf with each passing day.
The father-son duo is all set to play in the third edition of the PNC Championship, a couple of weeks later. Tiger has however clarified that he’ll be only on putting duty at the PNC with his son taking the lead on long shots. Tiger, with his injury hampering him, is not in the condition of hitting the golf ball off the tee.
Tiger Woods is all for doing the best for his son Charlie
Tiger Woods was joined by Dan Hicks and Paul Azinger in the booth discussing the game. However, with Charlie present, Tiger also pitched in with some of his goals which he perceives important as a father. Learning from his father Earl, Tiger figured out one message that he wanted to pass on, “You get out what you put in”. He said that this was true for golf and literally any other aspect of life too.
Coming back to his son once again, Tiger dished out one more piece of advice for young Charlie. The legendary golfer told Charlie to look for inspiration regarding his swing from somewhere else. He said, “I told him, don’t copy my swing. Copy Rory’s”. Woods continued, saying, “Have you ever seen Rory off balance on a shot? No. Not ever.”
Tiger might have a point here, and why wouldn’t he? After all, he’s golf’s G.O.A.T and Charlie’s coach. Charlie’s swing has already been compared to Rory Mcllroy earlier, with a tinge of Justin Thomas in there. Tiger is all set to team up with Rory next week in a bid against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth at ‘The MATCH’.