Tiger Woods has revealed that his son Charlie, 13, is pulling away from him on the course after the 15-time major winner told him to copy Rory McIlroy’s swing, NOT his own.
- Tiger Woods says his son Charlie has hit some drives farther than him
- Woods was originally scheduled to compete in this weekend’s Hero World Challenge, but withdrew – announcing he had been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his foot
- He hopes to play in ‘The Match’ next weekend and is with Charlie in two weeks
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Like father, like son begins to take on a whole new meaning in the world of golf as the Woods family prepares for an upcoming father/son tournament.
Tiger Woods spoke to the Golf Channel from the Bahamas – where his foundation runs the Hero World Challenge tournament.
At one point during the interview, Woods was asked if he thought his son would start to surpass him and his response surprised many viewers.
‘It happened. He hit a drive at Medalist and got me by a yard,’ the 15-time major champion said.
Tiger Woods (left) announced that his son Charlie (right), 13, has outpaced him by a yard
Not only does Charlie hurt his father, but he also seems to take advice from him as well as how to approach his swing.
I told him, don’t copy my swing. Copy Rory’s,’ Woods said. ‘Have you ever seen Rory lose his balance on a shot? Nope. Never. You can swing as much as you want on a shot, but you have to have balance.’
It seems to be paying off for Charlie, who swings a club 117 miles per hour according to Golf Channel’s Paul Azinger.
A recent video of an older Charlie Woods swinging his driver has surfaced, showing off his form
While Tiger is in the Hero World Challenge, he is not competing in the tournament. Despite planning to join the 20-man field, Woods announced Monday that he has developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
‘After consulting with my doctors and trainers, I have decided to withdraw this week and focus on my hosting 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 enough to compete in the latest installment of ‘The Match’ which takes place next weekend as well as the PNC Championship with Charlie the week after.
Tiger Woods has not played in a professional event since the Open Championship this summer