Tiger Woods enjoyed a prominent golf career at an exhibition in Orlando on Sunday but added a new memory after completing five shots behind his 11-year-old son Charlie and world number three Justin Thomas and his father.
Team Woods finished seventh on the field of 20 teams of major champions and winners of The Players, along with a family member, at the two-day PNC Championships at the Riggs-Carlton Golf Club.
“I do not think words can describe it,” said 15-time champion Woods, who competed with his son. “It’s a lifelong memory that Charlie and I were able to have this experience together.”
Charlie, the youngest competitor and perhaps the most anticipated in the history of the tournament, displayed remarkable form at the Scramble event and worked his way around the course several times.
During his team’s 10-under-par 62 closing, Charlie rolled on a berth in the par-for-10 and then unleashed a vintage low-uppercut tiger fist pump that the golf world had seen countless times before.
Team Thomas started the journey with seven birds in a row on the journey to 15-under par 57, which dropped 25 men, with one shot clear of Vijay Singh and his son Kwas.
“It was incredibly special that we had the opportunity to spend quality time,” said senior Woods. “It will be a lifelong memory.”