Tiger Woods and his 12-year-old son Charlie made 11 consecutive birdies in the final round of the PNC Championship on Sunday, finishing two strokes behind champions John Daly and his son John Daly Jr.
Tiger Woods was all smiles but exhausted after going bogey-free throughout the two-day, non-PGA Tour level tournament in his much-anticipated comeback to competitive golf after a February automobile tragedy almost lost him his leg.
“I’m ecstatic and grateful to be able to accomplish this. What a great time we had! “Woods, who walked around the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando on a cart, remarked.
“My old leg, which had been doubtful for a time, is still functional. I’m just exhausted. This isn’t something I’m used to. This is my sixth round of golf this year, I believe “he stated
“I’m a little tired, but having a cart was good.”
On a bright day in central Florida, Tiger’s son Charlie stole the show, demonstrating his father’s unflappable serenity while delivering precise drives and timely putts.
“We went for a run, which was fantastic. Charlie shot the ball quite well and made a couple putts. It became more exciting and tense near the conclusion, which was enjoyable “he stated
“He’s a fantastic player and partner.”
Team Woods, wearing Tiger’s signature Sunday red jerseys, started the day three strokes down, but after a birdie-birdie-eagle start at 14-under par, they climbed into a share of the lead.
Tiger hit an approach ball near to the green for a tap-in on the seventh, and Charlie blasted long putts on the eighth and ninth to keep the momentum rolling.
On the par-three 12th, Tiger hit the ball too far, but Charlie was there to catch him as his drive landed on the green and rolled back towards the hole.
After Charlie missed his putt, Tiger swiftly repaid the favour by sinking the birdie putt.
With the exception of 18, when they had to settle for par, the pair birdied every hole on the back nine.
Team Woods’ final round 57 was equaled by Daly and his son, who completed 27 under par, a competition record.
Nelly Korda and her father Petr were among 19 father-son pairings that competed in the event.
The tournament’s defending winners, Justin Thomas and his father Mike, tied for third with Stewart and Reagan Cink.