Even though he’s only 11, Charlie Woods is already following in his famous father’s footsteps.
The pre-teen sparked major excitement when he recently won the US Kids Golf event in Palm City, Florida, winning with a convincing five-stroke lead after shooting three-under 33.
And there, offering him encouragement every
step of the way was his proud father. Despite being a 15-time major’s champ,
Tiger (44) was happy to serve as caddy for his son,
lugging around his golf clubs for the nine-hole tournament which saw Charlie
finishing with no bogeys and three birdies
Although Tiger’s been struggling with his
game, recently finishing 37th at the PGA championship, his son seems to be on
“I wish I had his move,” Tiger, who has had several surgeries, including four back operations, recently told Golf Digest.
“I analyse his swing all the time. I wish I could rotate like that and turn my head like that and do some of those positions, but those days are long gone, and I have to relive them through him.”
But Tiger revealed that when they play he still manages to come out tops.
“I’m still winning … for now,” he said.
But he added that he won’t be putting pressure
on Charlie to become a champion golfer.
“It’s all on him. I wanted it at a very, very early age. I wanted to compete and play in this game. That’s on him and whether he wants it or not.”
The pro golfer shares Charlie and a daughter Sam (13), with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren.
The couple divorced in 2010 after Tiger was embroiled in a sex scandal which saw dozens of women coming forward and alleging they’d had affairs with the golfer.
Source: PEOPLE, ESPN, CNN, Golf Digest