Tiger Woods to team up with son Charlie at PNC Championship - GulfToday

Tiger Woods to team up with son Charlie at PNC Championship


Tiger Woods in action during a tournament. File

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Tiger Woods is all set to thrill his fans and Golf enthusiasts around the globe as the 15-time major winner will team up with his 11-year-old son Charlie for the first time in next month’s PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.


The PNC Championship, formerly known as Father/Son Challenge, sees some of the top PGA and LPGA tour players team up with a family member.


Woods will make his debut in the event, where 20 major winners compete as a team with a family member from Dec.19-20.


Woods said: "I can't tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together.


"It's been great watching him progress as a junior golfer and it will be incredible playing as a team together in the PNC Championship."


The 44-year-old has caddied his son, who is also a junior talented golfer, in several competitions.


Though Tiger and the cub duo are favourite for the event, they will face some tough challenge from in the championship where 20 major-winners partner a family member.


Europe's Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington is also in the field along with the likes of John Daly, Bernhard Langer, Gary Player, Greg Norman and Annika Sorenstam.


Also teeing up will be world number three Justin Thomas and his father Mike, who is a golf teaching professional in the family's home state of Kentucky.


Matt Kuchar and his 13-year son Cameron and Tom Lehman and 25-year-old Tom Junior are expected also to be among the challengers.


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