2021 PNC Championship: Who Are the Youngest and the Oldest Players on the Field This Week

Published 12/16/2021, 12:44 PM EST
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Phelan M Ebenhack/AP/Shutterstock (11649130m) Tiger Woods and his son Charlie wait to putt on the 12th green during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament, in Orlando, Fla PNC Championship Golf, Orlando, United States – 20 Dec 2020


The 2021 PNC Championship is all set to begin on Saturday, 18th December 2021, at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Florida. It is a 36-hole two-day father-son/father-daughter event. Notably, this event is played every year in December with around 20 teams. This year, the tournament will host teams like team Woods, team Korda, team Thomas, and many more. 

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Moreover, Justin Thomas and his dad, Mike Thomas, won the event last year. However, the entire focus was on team Woods, just like it will be this year. Tiger will be making a comeback this week in the PNC Championship with his son Charlie. Ahead of their appearance, we determine who will be the youngest and the oldest player that will take to the field this week. 

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Who is the youngest and the oldest player at the 2021 PNC Championship?

As we all know, the major championship winner, father-son/father-daughter, team up to compete in this event. Players, according to their age and abilities, get the tee-off marker. Hence, even youngsters and old players with less swing speed and distance can compete in this event. 

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The oldest player in the 2021 PNC Championship will be South African golfing legend, Gary Player. The 86-year-old golfer will team up with his grandson Jordan Player, just like last year. Remarkably, Gary Player still has that swing and is fit enough to compete in a 36-hole event, despite his age. 

Meanwhile, the youngest player in the field will be 11-year-old Karl Stenson, the son of 45-year-old Henrik Stenson. On the other hand, Charlie Woods is the second youngest on the field – the 12-year-old teaming up with his dad, the 15-time major championship winner, Tiger Woods. Notably, the teenager had shown some incredible talent and potential last year, and hopefully, he will continue with the same rhythm this time as well.

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 07: Gary Player of South Africa hits a shot during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Moreover, Charlie Woods will have an extra responsibility this year as most probably he will be the one who will tee off on every hole. Tiger will mostly showcase his incredible iron game and putting as his driver’s speed isn’t up to the mark yet. Hence, Charlie will tee-off while Tiger might just use his irons and wedges.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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