Has an 11-year-old ever caused as much of a social media storm? Now we're going to see him in action
Remember when we all went wild for Tiger Woods’ son, Charlie, after videos of the 11-year-old playing golf were posted on social media?
Well we’re about to see him in competitive action after the 15-time major champion revealed the pair will enter the PNC Championship in December.
Formerly the Father-Son Challenge, the PNC Championship brings together PGA and LPGA Tour major champions and their families together to compete as a team in a 36-hole scramble. This year’s event, which will broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK, will be held from December 17-20 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together,” Woods said in a statement. “It’s been great watching him progress as a junior golfer and it will be incredible playing as a team together.”
The Woods will be looking to add their name to an impressive roll call of past champions.
Check this list out, courtesy of the PGA Tour…
1995: Raymond Floyd and Raymond Floyd Jr
1996: Raymond Floyd and Raymond Floyd Jr
1997: Raymond Floyd and Raymond Floyd Jr
1998: Bob Charles and David Charles
1999: Jack Nicklaus and Gary Nicklaus
2000: Raymond Floyd and Robert Floyd
2001: Raymond Floyd and Robert Floyd
2002: Craig Stadler and Kevin Stadler
2003: Hale Irwin and Steve Irwin
2004: Larry Nelson and Drew Nelson
2005: Bernhard Langer and Stefan Langer
2006: Bernhard Langer and Stefan Langer
2007: Larry Nelson and Josh Nelson
2008: Larry Nelson and Drew Nelson
2012: Davis Love III and Davis Love IV
2013: Stewart Cink and Connor Cink
2014: Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer
2015: Lanny Wadkins and Tucker Wadkins
2016: David Duval and Nick Karavites
2017: Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr
2018: Davis Love III and Davis Love IV
2019: Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer
Only players who have won a major or the Players Championship are eligible for the PNC Challenge, and their playing partner must be a family member and not hold a PGA or LPGA Tour card.
Also teeing up will be Justin Thomas and Annika Sorenstam, who will both be partnered by their their dads, while Gary Player will play alongside his grandson.
According to Sky Sports, Greg Norman, Padraig Harrington, John Daly, Lee Trevino, Vijay Singh, Mark Calcavecchia, Jim Furyk, David Duval, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Matt Kuchar, Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara and Nick Price are the other players currently confirmed.
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