WATCH: Tiger Woods Compares a 12-Year-Old Version of Himself With His Son Charlie

Published 12/28/2021, 3:12 AM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods and son Charlie Woods wait to play their shot on the 18th fairway box during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters


Fans and family were happy to see Tiger Woods back in action as he and Charlie Woods took part in the PNC Championship 2021. Although the father-son pair finished second, the audience were in for a treat. While Tiger proved why he is still the legend of golf, Charlie proved he is no less than his father after all.

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After the horrible car crash in February, the PNC Championship was Tiger’s first tournament. However, Charlie Woods, even though just 12, gave his father a tough fight in grabbing the attention of the audience. One couldn’t help but notice the mannerism of young Woods; any golf fan could point out that he is just a mini version of Tiger himself.

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When asked about what he thinks is the difference between him and Charlie, Tiger said, “I didn’t have speed like that at that age. Uhm.., I was, I was probably a little taller than charlie is you know at that same age. I was skinny, skinny as a rail, you know I looked like a one-iron.”

Can Charlie Woods replace his father?

It was not the first time that the audience had seen Tiger and Charlie play together. The pair earlier competed at the PNC Championship 2020 as well. But this time, a lot had changed.

Throughout the game, all eyes were on the 12-year-old as he perfectly enacted his father’s mannerism on the field. From the club catch to the standing-posture, the resemblance was uncanny. 

Charlie’s technique and play were spot-on, so much so that Tiger had nothing but a smile on his face the entire time on the course.

Is Tiger Woods back with all his might?

The PNC Championship 2021 was Woods’ first game after surviving the dreadful car crash; the accident nearly cost him his leg. But can we count this as a comeback?

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Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods reacting to Cameron Kuchar draining a long putt on the 17th green during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

In an interview with Golf Digest, Tiger revealed that the accident was serious, and the doctors speculated that the amputation of the injured leg was the only solution. He further added that this time the injury is still serious, and he won’t be able to take part on the tour. In the championship, Tiger used a cart to move around the course.

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As golf fans, all we can do is hope that Tiger will get better with time, and we will witness the legend reclaim his throne once again.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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