At 11 years old, Charlie Woods is already well on his way to becoming a golfing star — just like his dad!
As a 15-time major champion and lover of the sport, Tiger Woods couldn’t be prouder that Charlie is following in his footsteps. That’s why he was more than happy to go from superstar to caddie when it was his son’s turn to shine.
In August, Charlie brought his impressive skills to a U.S. Kids Golf event at Hammock Creek Golf Club in Palm City, Florida. It didn’t take long for him to come out on top!
He shot 3 under 33 on a nine-hole course with three birdies and no bogeys, winning the tournament! Better still, at every step along the way, he had his dad supporting him.
For Woods, the victory was both a proud father moment and a beautiful example of their close bond. He is actually Charlie’s coach and enjoys seeing him improve every day!
“I’m still winning … for now. He’s starting to get into it,” Woods told Golf Digest. “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, you know, and just be with him. It reminds me so much of me and my dad.”
Like Woods’ late father Earl was for him decades ago, the pro golfer is a wonderful mentor to his little one. In doing so, he’s honoring Earl’s memory and keeping his legacy alive.
Congratulations, Charlie! It’s obvious you inherited your dad’s incredible talent, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see you competing among the pros in a few years.
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