Athletes’ kids are a bit of a phenomenon right now, with everyone wondering what Bronny James’ path to the NBA looks like and Marvin Harrison Jr. shredding the college football world.
But no one seems to be on a faster track to success than Charlie Woods, Tiger’s 13-year-old son who is apparently already outdriving the legend on the course (although according to Tiger it was one time).
Charlie is set to compete at the PNC Championship with his dad for the third year in a row, as they look to secure their first win after nearly pulling it off last year (they ultimately came up short to John Daly and John Daly II).
“I’m gonna admit it. He finally did it.”
13-year-old Charlie Woods is already outdriving his dad 😮pic.twitter.com/ZwCNZgIprH
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 11, 2022
Twenty teams will be competing, but none will be more high-profile than Woods and Woods. Charlie may not be being marketed as the next prodigy as Tiger was when he was a kid (the harsh truth is that’s what Tiger was at the time), but that is very likely by design given Tiger’s experience. Nonetheless, Charlie’s talent is undeniable.
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Here’s what to know about the budding star.
How old is Charlie Woods?
Charlie Woods is 13 years old, having been born Feb. 8, 2009.
One of the first introductions golf fans got to Charlie was after Tiger won the Bridgestone Invitational in 2013, and Charlie went to greet him after in a sweet father-son moment.
Charlie Woods golf highlights
The PNC Championship is hardly Charlie’s introduction to golf fans. He’s been dazzling with highlights for some time, even if it’s been more sparing.
For starters, there were his club twirls after shooting at last year’s PNC Championship, emulating a Tiger special.
Charlie Woods. Unmatched swagger. 🔥
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 13, 2022
Then there was Charlie having some fun with Justin Thomas and his son with a note in the bunker.
Charlie Woods chirping Justin Thomas 😂
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 1, 2022
Charlie also channeled his father with an outstanding putt and a small celebration. Because sometimes a small celebration is all you need.20
Charlie Woods with a 25-foot birdie putt and he knows he’s sinking it. What a stud. pic.twitter.com/IYY3VNTUmN
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 18, 2021
Charlie’s confidence on the course is unassailable, and it shows. He just seems ready to joke and laugh at any time, which is refreshing in the golf world.
Tiger seems to get a kick out of it himself.
Charlie Woods’ reaction after he made this putt 😂
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 18, 2021
A lot of Charlie’s viral highlights seem to be him emulating his dad’s iconic moments. But he’s also making his own path.
Tiger Woods’ children
Charlie is the second of Tiger’s children. Before he was born in 2009, Tiger had a child in 2007, daughter Sam Alexis.
Sam has also golfed and she was Tiger’s caddie at one point, but she appears to be more enamored with soccer at this point.
Charlie, meanwhile, looks like he’s going to stick with golf. He has had Tiger as his caddie in the past in a sweet moment of role reversal.
Who is Charlie Woods’ mom?
Sam and Charlie’s mother is Elin Nordegren.
Woods and Nordegren met in 2001 and were married in 2004. Although they divorced in 2010, they’re both still very involved in their kids’ lives.