December 16, 2022
Charlie Woods and pop Tiger Woods on Friday through the pro-am for the PNC Championship.
Charlie Woods is hurting, too? Charlie Woods is hurting, too.
However you possibly can exhale.
“You realize these youngsters: They’ll be working by tomorrow,” Notah Begay mentioned.
Certainly. That’s the excellent news. However the unlucky replace is that Charlie, the 13-year-old son of 15-time main champion Tiger Woods, could also be slowed for this weekend’s PNC Championship, the occasion that pairs main winners with members of the family. A left leg limp from the youthful Woods was noticeable throughout Friday’s pro-am, and on the Golf Channel broadcast, Begay, an analyst and Woods household buddy, mentioned it got here after he rolled his ankle whereas hitting on the vary.
After the spherical, Tiger was requested in a press convention if Charlie is feeling OK.
“He’s,” Tiger mentioned. “His ankle’s not precisely — properly, it’s higher than mine.”
He chuckled, then added, “We’ll be prepared come sport time tomorrow.”
Following Tiger’s presser, Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis reported that Woods mentioned Charlie’s limp was the results of a “development spurt.”
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No matter the reason for his discomfort, Charlie joins his father at lower than 100%, although Tiger’s troubles are within the reverse leg. The elder Woods is battling plantar fasciitis in his proper foot, and that harm got here as an extension of a number of accidents to his proper leg suffered throughout a automobile crash in early 2021.
“I do know folks at residence are going: ‘You bought to be kidding me. What’s going with Charlie? Does he have plantar fasciitis?’” announcer Dan Hicks mentioned on the published. “However apparently, Notah Begay, Charlie sprained his ankle whereas hitting golf balls on the vary?”
“Yeah, I wouldn’t name it a sprain,” Begay mentioned. “He simply form of rolled it. I requested him, he’s like, ah, it’s just a bit bit wobbly at this level.”
“We bought limping Woods,” Hicks mentioned. “That’s not what we signed up for right here. Man, in the event that they win this factor, will probably be probably the most unbelievable win ever.”
Forward of the pro-am, the PGA Tour’s Twitter account had filmed the youthful Woods warming up, and the Twitter account @TWlegion observed that his left leg was taped up. On the published, he limped, however performed on, and he and pop are scheduled to start out their first spherical at simply after midday ET on Saturday.
On Friday, Hicks and analyst Peter Jacobsen observed the youthful Woods’ limp a number of instances.
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“I need to be like my dad, however I’m even going to include the limp,” Jacobsen mentioned.
“He’s going to extremes right here,” Hicks mentioned.
Friday’s information follows a yr from Tiger Woods the place he performed in simply three occasions — the Masters, PGA Championship and Open Championship. He was set to play within the Hero World Championship earlier this month, however withdrew three days forward of the beginning as a result of plantar fasciitis.
Woods then performed final week, on the newest version of the Match, and he’s scheduled to this weekend. However each occasions enable for the usage of carts.
“Yeah, I can hit golf balls,” Woods mentioned on the Hero World Problem, which his basis additionally hosts. “It’s the strolling that simply hurts. In order that’s only a — one thing that — if you’ve bought plantar fasciitis, the one factor you are able to do is relaxation and try to stretch that out as finest as potential, nevertheless it’s relaxation. How do you relaxation if you’re internet hosting a match? You realize, it’s exhausting.
“So this will likely be a troublesome week. The Father-Son will likely be a very simple week, Charlie will simply hit all of the photographs and I’ll simply get the putts out of the opening, so fairly simple there. However aside from that, within the match we’re taking part in in, we’re flying in carts.”
Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golf Journal. In his position, he’s liable for modifying, writing and growing tales throughout the golf house. And when he’s not writing about methods to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native might be taking part in the sport, hitting the ball left, proper and quick, and consuming a chilly beer to scrub away his rating. You may attain out to him about any of those subjects — his tales, his sport or his beers — at [email protected].