The American star Tiger Woods will play for the first time alongside his 11-year-old son Charlie, in december in the PNC Championship, a tournament in which professional golfers compete with family members.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing Charlie in our first official tournament together,” said Woods, winner of 15 Grand Slam titles. “It has been great to see him progress as a junior golfer and it will be amazing to play together as a team in the PNC Championship.”
The championship will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando (Florida) on December 19 and 20 and 20 winners of ‘Major’ tournaments will participate with members of their family.
Woods, who turns 45 in December, has supported Charlie and Sam, his 13-year-old daughter, away from the public sphere although both were supporting their father when he raised the Augusta Masters in 2019, his first title of Grand Slam in more than a decade.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, spectators will not be allowed access to the PNC Championship, which will be broadcast on national television
At this year’s Masters, which ended last Sunday, Woods finished in the group in 76th place, with an unfortunate final round in which he recorded the worst hole of his career at a Grand Slam, needing 10 strokes to complete a hole par-3.
The PNC Championship will give Tiger the opportunity to play an additional tournament in 2020, a season in which he has continued to pursue a title to break his current 82-win PGA tie with Sam Snead and set the all-time record.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, spectators will not be allowed access to the PNC Championship, which will be broadcast on national television.
German Bernhard Langer, 63, and his son Jason will try to revalidate the title won last year while American Justin Thomas will debut alongside his father, Mike.
Former Swedish golfer Annika Sorenstam will also compete with her father. Other Grand Slam tournament champions participating are Greg Norman, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and John Daly.