Tiger Wood’s son Charlie is lighting the golf world on fire with his astonishing play in junior golf. Golf aficionados were buzzing as the 14-year-old showed off tantalizing talent and helped his team win the Florida Golf State Championship while his father proudly looked on. With this win, many in the golf world are left to wonder whether we might be watching the next great player in Charlie Woods.
Charlie and teammates at the Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, celebrated on the 18th green following the victory as a proud father, Tiger Woods, looked on from the audience after video after video flooded the internet showing Tiger caddying for his oldest son.
Among other clips involving Charlie and Tiger that have gone viral, one absolutely swept through the golf world where Tiger Woods talked to fellow Major Champion Colin Morikawa about the promise that his son has been showing. According to Tiger, the 14-year-old already has the ability to drive the ball farther than his dad on occasion—a wowing feat.
Charlie came up big on Day 2 of the tournament, hosted at Mission Inn Resorts in Florida. The younger Woods fired a clutch 76 to help his team remain in position to take the trophy if the older players, juniors and seniors, could capitalize on the outstanding performance.
According to USA Today, this win might give Charlie some bragging rights over his dad. See, back in the days when Tiger played golf for his high school team in California, there was no statewide competition to determine a champion. With California divided into North and South divisions back then, Charlie is now the only Woods with a state championship.
This may be an overreaction, but Charlie is 14 years old and is already achieving feats that his father could not. This is making golf fans drool over the potential for greatness that the young man has.
In other news in the Woods family, Tiger is set to make a return to professional golf once again as he suits up for the Hero World Championship starting on November 30 and continuing through December 3. Tiger is the host of this tournament, being held in the Bahamas, and he is surely relieved to be able to join the field of 20 of the most elite players in the world.
For a while, we’re going to have to wait to see what Charlie Woods can become. It seems that he is destined to grow up with the tremendous weight of high expectations from everyone who had the pleasure of witnessing the greatness of Tiger.
Is that fair? Maybe not. But the high hopes and expectations seem to be a non-factor for the duo as they continue to take on the junior golf world as a team. Whether Tiger is caddying or watching like a normal dad, he has made a wonderful effort to be there for his son’s biggest competitions. That, more than the trophies and accolades, will be something that Charlie cherishes long into adulthood.
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