Tiger Woods’ Son Is Following Directly in His Dad’s Footsteps As He Wins Golf Tournament
In August, Charlie Woods won a local kids golf tournament at 11 years old in Florida. As course architect and owner of Golf News Net, Ryan Ballengee wrote on Twitter, “Charlie Woods mowed down some kids last weekend in a local US Kids Golf event in Florida.”
According to the score card shared by Ballengee, Charlie “shot 3-under 33 for 9 holes to win by 5!” Now some are calling Charlie “the second coming.”
As more tweets revealed, Charlie had a pretty incredible caddy with him throughout the day. As Barstool reported, his caddy was his daddy, you know, legendary golf pro Tiger Woods.
And here’s the thing, just last month, in an interview with Golf Digest, Tiger Woods said his son was just “starting to get into it.” In other words, last week’s performance was basically just natural talent. So one can only imagine what Charlie can be with years of practice to come.
“I’m still winning … for now,” the 15-time major champion told Golf Digest. “He’s starting to get into it. He’s starting to understand how to play. He’s asking me the right questions. I’ve kept it competitive with his par, so it’s been just an absolute blast to go out there and just be with him. It reminds me so much of me and my dad [growing up].”
And Golf Digest asked Tiger point-blank if he thinks his son will be better than him one day. And as any competitive athlete would respond, the father of two responded by saying it depends on how bad Charlie wants it.
“I don’t know. It depends how bad he wants it. It’s all on him. I wanted it at a very, very early age. I wanted to compete and play in this game. That’s on him—whether he wants it or not.”
However, some fans think people need to stop comparing the father and son. “Leave the kid alone,” someone wrote on Twitter. “He needs to be allowed to grow [and] fail without a bunch of people hounding him because of his dad.”
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