LE SCAN SPORT – From December 19 to 20, the PNC Championship will be held, associating professional players with a member of their family. Tiger Woods will team up with his 11-year-old son, Charlie.
The former world number 1 and winner of fifteen Grand Slam tournaments between 1997 and 2019 will contest the PNC Championship ($ 1.085 million in prize money) scheduled from December 19 to 20 in Orlando (Florida), at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. An event whose particularity is that professional players are associated with a member of their family. Obviously knowing very well how to play golf. On this occasion, the Tiger could for example have chosen his niece, Cheyenne Woods, member of the LPGA Tour. He preferred his son, Charlie, only 11 years old.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to play with Charlie in our first official tournament together,” said the greatest golfer of the past 20 years in a statement. It was great to see him progress as a junior golfer and it will be amazing to both play as a team. “
Charlie Woods recently made a name for himself by winning a US Kids Event last August with a final score of -3 on a par 33. Earlier in the year, Woods junior was photographed during the a tournament for young people with his illustrious father, who gave him a prize for the occasion.
“It’s starting to come in,” commented last July at Golf Digest the co-record holder for PGA Tour victories (82). He (Charlie) begins to understand how to play. He asks me the right questions. He was able to stay competitive and it was really great to be with him, by his side (…) I would like to have his movement. I analyze his swing all the time and I would like to be able to turn as he does, to have some of his positions… But all this is far away today for me and I have to relive it all through him… ”
Inaugurated in 1995, formerly known as the Father-Son Challenge, the PNC Championship, which will be televised on NBC, will bring together twenty former Major winners and their offspring. The stainless Bernhard Langer, 63, will challenge his title with his son Jason. The American Justin Thomas, 3rd player in the world, will make his debut alongside his father, Mike. The Swedish Annika Sorenstam, former star of the LPGA Tour, will play with her father. South African legend Gary Player, 85, one of the five winners of the four Grand Slam tournaments, for his part chose his grandson. Other very great champions are expected. Bulk include Australian Greg Norman, Fijian Vijay Singh, Americans John Daly, Jim Furyk, Tom Kite, Lee Janzen, Mark Calcavecchia, David Duval, Lee Trevino, Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara, Irish Padraig Harrington and the Zimbabwean Nick Price.