Tiger Woods reveals his son Charlie, 13, is too fast for him on the course after the 15-time grand winner told him to copy Rory McIlroy’s swing, NOT his own
- Tiger Woods says his son Charlie has already ridden several rides further than him
- Woods was initially scheduled to compete in this weekend’s Hero World Challenge, but pulled out, revealing he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his foot.
- He expects to play on ‘The Match’ next weekend and with Charlie in two weeks
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Like father, like son begins to take on a whole new meaning in the golfing world as the Woods family prepares for an upcoming father-son tournament.
Tiger Woods spoke to Golf Channel from the Bahamas – where his foundation hosts the Hero World Challenge tournament.
At one point during the interview, Woods was asked when he thinks his son was going to outdo him and his response surprised many viewers.
‘It has already happened. He hit a drive on Medalist and got me three feet away,” said the 15-time main champion.
Tiger Woods (left) revealed his son Charlie (right), 13, has already surpassed him by a foot
Not only is Charlie hitting his dad, but he seems to be taking advice from him on how to approach his swing.
“I told him, don’t copy my swing. Copy Rory’s,” Woods said. “Have you ever seen Rory lose balance on a shot? No. Never. You can swing as hard as you want on a hit, but you have to be balanced.’
It seems to be paying off for Charlie, who swung a club at 117 miles per hour, according to Golf Channel’s Paul Azinger.
Recent video of an elderly Charlie Woods waving his driver has surfaced showing off his form
While Tiger is at the Hero World Challenge, he does not enter the tournament. Despite planning to join the 20-man field, Woods revealed on Monday that he developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
“After consultation with my doctors and trainers, I have decided to retire this week and focus on my guest duties,” Woods said in a statement.
Woods has not competed in a professional tournament since July, when he missed the cut at The Open Championship in St Andrews.
Tiger believes he will be healthy to take part in the latest episode of ‘The Match’ taking place next weekend, as well as the PNC Championship with Charlie the following week.
Tiger Woods has not played at a professional event since this summer’s Open Championship