Charlie Woods, the son of golf legend Tiger Woods, has been making waves in the golf world. As fans have been eagerly following his progress, many have been wondering where he would play at the high school level. Well, wonder no more. The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens has snagged the talented young golfer, and they are already reaping the benefits.
The Benjamin boys golf team recently clinched the West Coast High School Tournament, hosted by the South Florida PGA Junior Tour. With Charlie leading the way, they are on their way to what they hope will be their fourth state championship. And at just 14 years old, Charlie is already making a name for himself.
In the tournament, Charlie emerged as the individual champion, shooting an impressive final score of 102 on 36 holes at the Cypress Woods Golf and Country Club in Naples. Seniors Aiden Miller and Tyler Bruneau tied for second place with scores of 107, while Luke Wise secured fourth place with a score of 111. Travis Robertson, another Benjamin senior, had a strong performance before withdrawing.
This tournament victory is not an isolated event for Charlie. He previously won the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship Last Chance Florida Regional, held at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills. With his father Tiger as his caddy, Charlie shot scores of 71 and 66, including nine birdies in the second round, earning him the victory in the boys 14-15 age division. This win qualified him for the national championship in Coushatta, Louisiana.
Coincidentally, the national championship will take place on the same day as the Florida High School Athletic Association golf state championships. While high school rules might prevent Tiger from caddying for Charlie during the state championships, the Benjamin School can still be confident with the talented young golfer in their lineup.
Charlie spoke highly of the Mission Inn Resort’s El Campeon course, where the Florida regional tournament was held. In a post-match interview, he said, “This course is great for me.” It seems that Charlie’s skills are well-suited to the challenging courses he encounters.
The national championship in Coushatta is set to begin on November 4 and conclude on November 6. The Florida high school state championships will also kick off on November 6, with the final champions being determined on November 15. It will be an exciting time for Charlie and his teammates as they strive for success at both the national and state levels.
The Benjamin School is undoubtedly thrilled to have Charlie Woods as part of their team. With his incredible talent and the guidance of his father, Tiger Woods, Charlie has the potential to achieve great things in the world of golf. Golf fans everywhere will be eagerly watching his journey and cheering him on as he continues to make his mark on the sport.
Emilee Smarr is the high school sports reporter for the Palm Beach Post. She can be reached via email at email@example.com.