Charlie Woods wowed his father, 15-time major champion Tiger, with an impressive eagle for Team Woods during the PNC Family Championship tournament in Orlando, Fla. On Saturday.
Charlie, 11, put his drive down the fairway at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club’s third par-five hole, then hooked a five-wood approach around a few trees.
The ball bounced off the green and settled three feet from the pin, Charlie punched his old man’s like before rolling into the putt.
A beaming Woods had a hug for his son, noting as they left the green “First eagle!” ”
Charlie, whose swing, so reminiscent of his famous father’s, sparked comments this week, drained another birdie putt in the first-round scrambling format, following the ball as it rolled towards the cup and inward.
The Woods duo got off to a good start, with six birdies and an eagle on the top nine.
They combined for a 10-under-62 that left them sharing the sixth, four strokes behind Matt Kuchar and his son Cameron.
Vijay Singh and his son Qass were in second, two strokes adrift, with Australian Greg Norman and son Greg Jr. another shot back and tied with Tom and Sean Lehman and David and Brady Duval.
The two-day exhibition tournament features 20 teams of top champions paired with a family member.
Charlie Woods is the youngest contestant to compete, and Tiger Woods has been emphasizing all week that the main goal is to have fun with his son.
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