Like Tiger, Like Charlie? Justin Thomas Says Charlie Woods ‘Still Talks Trash Just Like His Dad’
In just a few weeks, the PNC Championship is set to take place with a stacked field of professional golfers. The only difference from a regular tournament is they’ll be teaming up, not with another pro golfer, but a family member.
Tiger Woods will be playing with his son, Charlie.
And there’s already some banter going on from one of their opponents in the tourney. Justin Thomas describes how Tiger Woods’ son always wants to beat him.
“For some reason, Charlie just always wants to beat me,” Thomas said per ESPN. “It doesn’t matter what it is. Although he’s never beaten me in golf or a putting contest, he still talks trash just like his dad. It will be fun. We’ll have that, like, inner tournament within a tournament, try to shut his little mouth up, but it will be fun.”
While Woods will be playing in the tourney with his son, Thomas will be teaming up with his father.
It’ll be a battle between the father’s and son’s.
“Tiger and I talked about it a bunch; he brought it up a while ago that Charlie wanted to play and Charlie really wanted to play with us,” Thomas said Tuesday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic per ESPN. “I’ve obviously gotten to know him well and he knows my dad a little bit, as well.
This year, as mentioned previously in At The Buzzer, the two-day tourney includes a field of 20 major champions and their relatives. The prize? A whopping $1,085,000.
This is legit. In order to play in this tournament, players must have “won a major championship or The Players Championship. Their partner must not hold a PGA TOUR card” according to the PNC Championship.
Here’s who will be playing against the Tiger Woods and son and Justin Thomas and father teams:
- Mark Calcavecchia & son
- John Daly & son
- David Duval & son
- Jim Furyk & son
- Padraig Harrington & son
- Lee Janzen & son
- Tom Kite & son
- Matt Kuchar & son
- Bernhard Langer & son
- Tom Lehman & son
- Greg Norman & son
- Mark O’Meara & son
- Gary Player & grandson
- Nick Price & son
- Vijay Singh & son
- Annika Sorenstam & father
- Lee Trevino & son
Yeah, just read through a few of these and you’ll see how stacked a field this tourney is.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together,” Woods said previously per the PNC Championship. “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”.
We’ll see later in the month if Tiger & son, Justin & dad, or another team will take home the trophy and officially get golf bragging rights when they gather with their loved ones during the Christmas season.
Although there’s good-natured banter, just as the tourney’s slogan goes, it’s all about celebrating family!
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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