Okay, so… we are not talking about The Masters, U.S. Open, any major championship… heck, not even a real PGA event, but it’s a start for Tiger Woods. And I’ll take it.
The most popular and important figure in the modern era, confirmed Wednesday that he will be playing alongside his son, Charlie, at the PNC Championship on Dec. 18-19 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando. The PNC Championship is a 36-hole, team event pairing PGA major champions with their children (or parent).
Tiger and Charlie Woods finished seventh in the 20-team field in 2020.
“Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie,” Woods said. “I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”
Golf.com first reported last Friday that Woods was considering playing in the event.
El Tigre is making an incredible recovery after a near-fatal car accident in February where first responders needed the “jaws of life” to pull him out of the vehicle.
Woods suffered broken bones in both his legs and compound fractures that required him to have surgery. He said at a Nov. 30 press conference that he feared his leg would have to be amputated.
“I think something that is realistic is playing the tour one day—never full time, ever again—but pick and choose, just like Mr. [Ben] Hogan did. Pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that,” Woods said. “You practice around that, and you gear yourself up for that. I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on. It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s my reality. And I understand it, and I accept it.”
Golf is better when Tiger is part of it.
While this isn’t him chasing a record, it will still be good to see that swing.