Tiger Woods Announces Golf Comeback With Son, Charlie, at PNC Championship
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Pictured: Tiger Woods, Charlie Woods
Tiger Woods made the announcement golf fans have been waiting for.
Woods announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he will return to golf at the PNC Championship where he will be partnered with his son, Charlie.
This fits the style Woods hinted at when he spoke to the media last week that a “hit and giggle” tournament is most likely what he’s ready for.
“Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie,” Woods tweeted. “I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”
It’s the first competitive golf tournament Woods will play in since his accident that caused significant leg damage back in February. He has not played on the PGA TOUR since finishing 38th at the 2020 Masters in November.
The PNC Championship features 20 former Major winners paired up with a family member. Justin Thomas and his dad, Mike, will be in the field to defend their title after winning the event in 2020.
Tiger and Charlie, known as Team Woods in the event, finished seventh last year. Charlie is 12 years old and made waves with his play, including this incredible shot.
WHAT. A. SHOT. 👀
Charlie Woods gets within four feet to make the first eagle for Team Woods at the PNC Championship.pic.twitter.com/cMyEqLxhdX
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) December 19, 2020
Other confirmed professionals in the tournament include: Rich Beem, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Henrik Stenson, Nelly Korda, Stewart Cink, Bubba Watson, Lee Trevino, Vijay Singh, Nick Price, Gary Player, Mark O’Meara, Tom Lehman, Matt Kuchar, Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk, David Duval and John Daly.
Betting odds for last year’s event were not available at legal sportsbooks.