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Bob HarigESPN Senior Author
- Senior golf writer for ESPN.com
- Lined golf for further than 20 years
- Earned Evans Scholarship to help Indiana College
Tiger Woods’ son, Charlie, has been lobbying his father for some time to play within the PNC Championship, a match that lets principal champions compete as a team with a family member.
Charlie also interestingly has been itching to bring collectively a half of Justin Thomas.
Woods and his 11-year-feeble son committed just as of late to the match, customarily is famous as the Father/Son Allege, which would maybe be Dec. 19-20 on the Ritz-Carlton Golf Membership in Orlando, Florida.
Thomas won the 2017 PGA Championship to become eligible for the match that began in 1995. He takes half in along with his father, Mike, a Kentucky club pro and Thomas’ coach.
“Tiger and I talked about it a bunch; he introduced it up a whereas within the past that Charlie wished to play and Charlie if truth be told wished to play with us,” Thomas said Tuesday on the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico, the closing legitimate PGA Tour match of 2020. “I’ve clearly gotten to know him properly, and he knows my dad reasonably bit as properly.
“For some reason, Charlie staunch progressively wants to beat me. It would not matter what it is. Despite the reality that he’s no longer overwhelmed me in golf or a striking contest, he easy talks trash staunch treasure his dad. It would possibly maybe most likely perchance maybe be fun. We’ll have that, treasure, interior match within a match, are attempting to shut his shrimp mouth up, however this would perchance even be fun.”
Thomas was once in doubt whether or no longer he and his father would possibly maybe be grouped with Woods and his son.
The self-discipline includes 20 teams that will play a 36-gap streak. Over the years, the layout has been tweaked to enable for daughters and grandsons to compete with their fathers.
Others within the self-discipline consist of Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Greg Norman and Sever Tag. It would possibly maybe most likely perchance maybe be Woods’ closing appearance of 2020, as he’s no longer anticipated to play again till late January.
Woods’ son has shown promise in a few video clips of his swing, as he has competed in some junior events — customarily along with his dad caddying.
“I will’t repeat you how angry I’m to be taking half in with Charlie in our first legitimate match collectively,” Woods said when his participation was once launched. “It be been fleshy watching him progress as a junior golfer, and this would perchance even be effective taking half in as a team collectively within the PNC Championship.”