Tiger and Charlie Woods Playing in PNC Championship for the Fourth Time

Tiger Woods and his son Charlie will play in the PNC Championship for the fourth time when the tournament is contested for the 26th time on Saturday and Sunday at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.

The tournament originally was known as the Father-Son Challenge.

Team Woods finished second behind Vijay Singh of Fiji and his son Cass in 2021, and last year Tiger and Charlie, who will be 15 in February, tied for eighth as John Daly and his son John II claimed the title.

Tiger Woods played for the first time since having a second surgery on his right leg in April two weeks ago in the Hero World Challenge that he hosts at Albany Golf Course in New Providence, the Bahamas.

Team Woods is paired for the fourth time with Justin Thomas and his father, Mike, who won the PNC Championship title in 2020.

“We have become so close that I think Charlie’s like Justin’s little brother he never had, and Justin has become the little brother I never had,” Woods said in 2021.

The Thomases wore their PNC Championship belts at Woods’ house for Christmas dinner that year.

Said Justin: “We enjoyed that. Until they get that belt and we don’t, I know that we have the forever bragging rights for the time being.”

Other former champions in the PNC Challenge in the field this weekend include Bernhard Langer of Germany and his son Jason (2014 and 2019), and Stewart Cink and his son Connor (2013).

Lee Trevino, who has played in all 26 editions of the PNC Challenge, is playing alongside his son Daniel, while Steve Stricker is making his tournament debut with his daughter Izzi, who won the Wisconsin Girls State Championship for the second straight year in October.

The field is made up of major champions from the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour and the PGA Champions Tour, with a relative.

This unofficial event is the final tournament of any kind for the PGA Tour this year.

For first-round tee times and results once the tournament starts, visit: https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/2023/pnc-championship/S2023600

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