There have been a lot of unique and entertaining father-son duos throughout sports history, but perhaps none of them have the potential to be as great as Tiger Woods and his 13-year-old son, Charlie Woods. He has some big shoes to fill, but Charlie is already forging a name for himself in the golf community.
And for the third consecutive year, Tiger and Charlie will be playing alongside one another at the 2022 PNC Championship – a tournament that pairs 20 major championship winners with one of their family members. The Woods’ duo will be one of several father-son duos taking to the course this weekend.
The tournament will be held on December 17th and 18th at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, FL.. The Woods’ duo first appeared in the tourney two years ago and ended the weekend in seventh place. They improved upon that finish last year, placing second behind John Daly and his son, John Daly II.
Other Famous Father-Son Duos in Sports History
Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods are one of the more interesting father-son duos in sports right now. On one hand, Tiger has had the most impressive career we’ve ever seen out of a golfer (and he isn’t even finished yet). On the other hand, Charlie is showcasing some generational talent at just 13 years old.
By the time Charlie turns professional, which will likely happen when he turns 18, he won’t have any issue blending in with the veterans. In fact, he’ll stick out from the crowd just like his father did in the late-1990s and early-2000s. Considering Tiger was 21 when he turned pro, Charlie’s already two steps ahead.
While we wait to see some of golf’s greatest father-son duos compete at the 2022 PNC Championship, let’s take a moment to honor some of the greatest father-son duos in sports history – that’s right, Tiger and Charlie aren’t the first father-son duo to make noise in the sports world. Let’s meet the others!
15. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Tim Hardaway Sr.
Tim Hardaway Sr. spent 13 seasons in the NBA between 1989 and 2003 with the Warriors, Mavericks, Heat, Nuggets, and Pacers. In 867 games played, he averaged 17.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. He was a five-time All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022.
His son, Tim Hardaway Jr., is playing in his 10th NBA season and fourth full season with the Dallas Mavericks. In 611 career games played, he’s averaging 13.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 0.6 steals per game. He shoots 36% from long range and makes 2.2 of his three-point attempts per game.
14. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Vladimir Guerrero Sr.
Vladimir Guerrero Sr. spent 16 seasons in the major leagues between 1996 and 2011 with the Expos, Angels, Rangers, and Orioles. In 2,147 career games played, he had a .318 batting average with 449 home runs, 1,496 RBIs, and 1,328 runs scored. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
His son, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., recently completed his fourth season in the major leagues – all of which with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 504 career games played, he has a .284 batting average with 104 home runs, 310 RBIs, and 299 runs scored. He’s already a superstar in the MLB at just 23 years old.
13. Boone Brothers and Bob Boone
Bob Boone spent 19 seasons in the MLB between 1972 and 1990 with the Phillies, Angels, and Royals. In 2,264 career games played, Boone had a .254 batting average with 105 home runs, 826 RBIs, and 679 runs scored. He won the World Series in 1980, won 7 Gold Glove awards, and was a four-time All-Star.
His son, Bret Boone, had a .266 batting average with 252 home runs, 1,021 RBIs, and 927 runs scored in the MLB between 1992 and 2005. His other son, Aaron Boone, had a .263 batting average with 126 home runs, 555 RBIs, and 519 runs scored in the MLB between 1997 and 2009. What a talented family!
12. Chris Long and Howie Long
Howie Long spent 13 seasons in the NFL between 1981 and 1993 – all of which with the Oakland Raiders. In 179 career games played, Howie had 91.5 sacks and 2 interceptions – resulting in eight Pro Bowl honors and one Super Bowl championship. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.
His son, Chris Long, spent 11 seasons in the NFL between 2008 and 2018 with the Rams, Eagles, and Patriots. In 162 career games played, Chris had 332 tackles, 85 tackles for loss, 70.0 sacks, 15 forced fumbles, and 1 defensive touchdown. He won a Super Bowl with the Patriots and with the Eagles.
11. Curry Brothers and Dell Curry
Dell Curry spent 16 seasons in the NBA between 1986 and 2002 with the Hornets, Raptors, Cavs, Jazz, and Bucks. He averaged 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game in 1,083 career games. He was named Sixth Man of the Year at the conclusion of the 1993-94 season.
His son, Steph Curry, is a four-time champion and two-time MVP with 24.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.6 steals per game since 2009. His other son, Seth Curry, is averaging 11.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.7 steals per game since 2013 – they haven’t been teammates yet.
10. Prince Fielder and Cecil Fielder
Cecil Fielder spent 13 seasons in the MLB between 1985 and 1998 with the Blue Jays, Tigers, Yankees, Indians, and Angels. In 1,470 career games played, Cecil had a .255 batting average with 319 home runs, 1,008 RBIs, and 744 runs scored. He won a World Series in 1996 and was a three-time All-Star.
His son, Prince Fielder, spent 12 seasons in the MLB between 2005 and 2016 with the Brewers, Rangers, and Tigers. In 1,611 career games played, Prince had a .283 batting average with 319 home runs (the same as his father), 1,028 RBIs, and 862 runs scored. He was a two-time HR Derby champion.
9. Alomar Brothers and Sandy Alomar Sr.
Sandy Alomar Sr. spent 15 seasons in the MLB between 1964 and 1978 with the Angels, Yankees, Braves, White Sox, Rangers, and Mets. In 1,481 career games played, he had a .245 batting average, 13 home runs, 282 RBIs, and 558 runs scored. He was named an All-Star during the 1970 campaign.
His son, Sandy Alomar Jr., spent 20 seasons in the MLB between 1988 and 2007 – he had a .273 batting average with 112 home runs and 588 RBIs. His other son, Roberto Alomar, spent 17 seasons in the MLB and had a .300 batting average with 210 home runs, 1,134 RBIS, and 1,508 runs scored.
8. Tkachuk Brothers and Keith Tkachuk
Keith Tkachuk spent 18 seasons in the NHL between 1991 and 2010 with the Thrashers, Blues, Jets, and Coyotes. In 1,201 career games played, Tkachuk scored 538 goals and dished 527 assists for 1,065 total points. He scored at least 50 goals in back-to-back seasons and was a two-time All-Star left winger.
His son, Matthew Tkachuk, currently plays for the Florida Panthers and has 165 goals and 254 assists (419 points) in 457 games played – he was an All-Star last season. His other son, Brady Tkachuk, plays for the Ottawa Senators and has 102 goals and 121 assists (223 points) in 304 career games played.
7. The Matthews Family
The Matthews family is one of the biggest families in NFL history. It started with Clay Matthews Sr., who spent four years in the NFL between 1950 and 1955. He had two sons play in the NFL – Clay Matthews Jr. and Bruce Matthews. Bruce was a Hall of Famer, while Clay had an illustrious career himself.
Clay Jr. also had two sons play in the NFL – Clay Matthews III (who had a short, yet Hall of Fame-worthy career) and Casey Matthews. Not only that, but Bruce had three sons play in the NFL – Jake Matthews, Kevin Matthews, and Mike Matthews – as well. It’s a very talented and very impressive football family.
6. Luke Walton and Bill Walton
Bill Walton spent 10 seasons in the NBA between 1974 and 1987 with the Trail Blazers, Clippers, and Celtics. He averaged 13.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game in 468 career games played. He was a two-time NBA champion, one-time MVP, and current Hall of Famer.
His son, Luke Walton, also spent 10 seasons in the NBA between 2003 and 2013 with the Lakers and Cavaliers. He averaged 4.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game in 564 career games played. He was a two-time NBA champion and has since began a coaching career.
5. Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonds
Bobby Bonds spent 14 seasons in the MLB between 1968 and 1981 with eight different teams – mostly with the San Francisco Giants. In 1,849 career games played, he had a .268 batting average, 332 home runs, 1,024 RBIs, and 1,258 runs scored. He was a three-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger.
His son, Barry Bonds, spent 22 seasons in the MLB between 1986 and 2007 with the Giants and Pirates. In 2,986 career games played, Bonds had a .298 batting average with 762 home runs, 1,996 RBIs, and 2,227 runs scored. He’s the MLB’s all-time leader in home runs, walks, and intentional walks.
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. is one of the most iconic NASCAR drivers of all-time. He raced in 676 NASCAR Cup Series’ races between 1975 and 2001. During that time, he had 76 wins, 428 top tens, and 7 poles. He was a seven-time Winston Cup Series Champion, which is tied for the most championships all-time.
His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., followed in his footsteps and raced in 631 NASCAR Cup Series’ races between 1999 and 2017. During that time, he had 26 wins, 260 top tens, and 15 poles. He still competes, but only in a part-time role in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His last NASCAR Xfinity race was in April 2022.
3. Brett Hull and Bobby Hull
Bobby Hull spent 16 seasons in the NHL and seven seasons in the WHA between 1957 and 1980 with four different teams. In 1,063 NHL games, he scored 610 goals and dished 560 assists for 1,170 total points. He also scored 303 goals and dished 335 assists (638 points) in 411 games in the WHA.
His son, Brett Hull, spent 19 seasons in the NHL between 1986 and 2006 with the Blues, Stars, Red Wings, Flames, and Coyotes. In 1,269 career games played, he scored 741 goals and dished 650 assists for 1,391 total points. Bobby was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983, while Brett was inducted in 2009.
2. Manning Brothers and Archie Manning
Archie Manning spent 13 seasons in the NFL between 1971 and 1984 with the Saints, Oilers, and Vikings. In 151 games played, Archie threw for 23,911 yards and 125 touchdowns – he also rushed for 18 touchdowns. He had a 35-101-3 record as a starting quarterback, mostly with the New Orleans Saints.
His son, Peyton Manning, is a Hall of Fame QB that threw for 71,940 yards and 539 touchdowns – he was a two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time MVP. His other son, Eli Manning, threw for 57,023 yards and 366 touchdowns – he didn’t win five MVPs, but he did win two Super Bowl titles.
1. Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr.
Ken Griffey Sr. spent 19 seasons in the MLB between 1973 and 1991 with the Reds, Yankees, Braves, and Mariners. In 2,097 career games played, Griffey Sr. had a .296 batting average with 152 home runs, 859 RBIs, and 1,129 runs scored. He won two World Series championships and was a three-time All-Star.
His son, Ken Griffey Jr., spent 22 seasons in the MLB between 1989 and 2010 with the Mariners, Reds, and White Sox. In 2,671 games, Griffey Jr. had a .284 batting average, 630 HRs, 1,836 RBIs, and 1,662 runs. He’s a three-time HR derby champ, 13-time All-Star, MVP, 10-time Gold Glove winner, and current Hall of Famer.
Father-Son Duos Currently on the Come-Up
Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods are one of the greatest father-son duos in the sports world today, but they’re not the only ones shocking us with their talent. For example, we recently learned that Kiyan Anthony, the son of Carmelo Anthony, has received a scholarship to play basketball at Syracuse.
In the MLB, we have several talented prospects with familiar last names – speaking about the sons of Manny Ramirez (Manny Jr.), David Ortiz (D’Angelo), Keith Foulke (Kade), Gary Sheffield (Jaden, Christian, and Noah), and Pedro Martinez (Pedro Jr.). They could all be in the league at some point.
We would be remiss not to talk about LeBron James’ sons – Bronny (senior) and Bryce (sophomore) – who currently play high school basketball together. If they both continue to improve, they could make a run for the NBA in a few years and potentially play alongside or against their father – one of the best ever.
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