Tiger Woods announces return to competitive golf alongside son Charlie at PNC Championship just 10 months after life-threatening car crash


Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf on December 18 alongside his son Charlie at the PNC Championship.

The 15-time Major winner has not played competitively since a life-threatening car crash in February.

Tiger and his son will compete together again

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Tiger and his son will compete together again

Woods suffered serious injuries to his right leg, which many feared would end his illustrious career.

However, the 45-year-old has been stepping up his astonishing recovery in recent weeks, hitting full shots on the range and participating in media activities.

Woods has admitted returning to the PGA Tour remains a long way off and doubts he will ever rejoin the game’s elite, but the iconic golfer is hopeful he can take part in a handful of events moving forward.

Woods has been making incredible progress

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Woods has been making incredible progress

And his return to the field will take place where we last saw him compete, at golf’s annual father/son event.

Alongside his 12-year-old son Charlie, Woods finished in a tie for seventh at the PNC Championship last year, as the world marvelled at similarities between the pair.

With a field of 20 Major winners playing alongside family, the event uses a scramble format, meaning both players will hit every shot and then choose which one to play next.

It’s played across 36 holes, rather than 72, and Woods will be able to use a buggy, reducing the strain on his injured leg.

Charlie might be out-hitting his dad next week

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Charlie might be out-hitting his dad next week

The American said on Twitter: “Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie. I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”

When asked about the PNC Championship last week, Woods suggested his son might have to carry him, much like last year.

“He carried me, no doubt,” Woods said.

“It’s short for Charlie, it’s not short from where I’m playing,” Woods added.

“I’ve got to hit it from back there with Justin (Thomas). And I’m hitting it half as far as he does.”





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