Earlier this month, Charlie Woods gave the golfing world a possible glimpse of the future after a career-best round of 68 at the Notah Begay III Junior National Golf Championship. As if the pressure of sporting the same last name (and mannerisms) as a 15-time major champion wasn’t enough, he did so with Papa Tiger on the bag.
Golf fans reacted expectantly to the news, with many betting the young phenomenon as a future Masters champion. Thanks to footage shared by Barstool Sports’ Dan Rapaport, we now have a front row seat to young Charlie’s swing – and it’s impressive!
Charlie Woods is getting purer. I mean, that’s a PGA Tour quality swing. pic.twitter.com/BBhRbW2vJ8October 3, 2022
Charlie last came to our screens at the 2021 PNC Championships, where he and Tiger were narrowly defeated by John Daly and John Daly II – affectionately known as “Little John”.
The difference between then and now is extremely striking, Charlie looks bigger, stronger and faster than ever. The highlight of his round came on the par-5 14th, where he tapped for eagle after nearly holed for albatross. Charlie finished T4 in the Boys division 12-13.
“That was great, I mean I couldn’t have done it without him,” Charlie said afterwards. “I would have missed a few shots but he put me on the right course. Dad told me to be patient. I just played golf consistently; focus on each shot, don’t look too far ahead and just stay in the game. “
It is not yet known if the Woods duo will compete in the PNC Championship in December, with the fifteen-time major champion continuing his recovery from a car accident that nearly ended his career in February 2021.
The 46-year-old made a sensational return to golf at last year’s event, just 10 months after suffering the horrific injuries. Woods made it to the Masters in April but was forced to withdraw from the PGA Championship a month later.
The American did not compete at the US Open as he continued his rehabilitation ahead of an emotional performance at the 150th Open Championship in St Andrews, where he missed the cut and hinted it could be his final appearance at the Home of Golf.
Should the Woods partnership compete at the PNC Championships this year, they will have to take on debut pairing Jordan and Shawn Spieth. The three-time Major Champion confirmed Colt Knost on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio that he will be serving with his father at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.