Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (47) teamed up with his son Charlie (13, USA) and tied for second place on the first day at the PNC Championship (total prize money of 1.085 million dollars).
On the 18th (Korean time), Woods and his son combined for 13 under par and 59 strokes in the first round of the tournament held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (par 72, 7,106 yards) in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The PNC Championship is an event of the PGA Champions Tour, where players who have won major tournaments or the Players Championship compete in teams of two with their families.
Woods and his son tied 11 birdies and 1 eagle without a bogey, and recorded 13 under par 59 strokes.
The game was played in a way that two players from the same team would each tee-shot and continue the next play with the ball placed in a better position.
Justin Thomas (USA) Joe, who played in a group with his father, took first place alone with 15 under par 57 strokes, and Vijay Singh 안전놀이터 (Fiji) Joe who came out with his son scored 13 under par 59 strokes and tied for second place with Woods and Boo.
Woods and Boo, who finished his first hole with a par, caught his first birdie on the 2nd hole (par 4). His son Charlie’s second shot went 1.2m to the side of the hole and reduced one stroke.
Charlie seemed to complain of pain in his left ankle after his tee shot on the 3rd hole (par 5), but after that, Woods played a big role and continued the momentum.
Woods, who put a 7.5m long birdie putt in hole 4 (par 3), caught the eagle with a chip shot off the green in hole 5 (par 5).
Tim Woods reduced the number of strokes for 8 holes in a row from 4th to 11th. Among them, the only eagle came out on hole 5.
In hole 6 (par 4), Woods’ 2.5m birdie putt headed into the hole, and in hole 7 (par 4), Charlie’s 4.5m birdie putt went in.
Woods made several mid-to-long putts that day.
In the 8th hole (par 3), the number of strokes was reduced with a mid-distance putt over 4m, and the birdie putt distance in the 9th hole (par 4) was over 9m.
Woods, who finished the first nine holes in good spirits, smiled and punched his son Charlie.
In the 10th hole (par 4), Woods hit his second shot from 62 yards right next to the hole, and his son Charlie finished it with a birdie.
In the 13th hole (par 4), Woods sent the ball, which was placed in a somewhat difficult backswing position, to the hole about 2m away, and Charlie also reduced the number of strokes with a birdie putt.
The Woods father and son have been participating in this competition for three consecutive years. 7th in 2020 and runner-up last year.