Charlie Woods, the 14-year-old son of golf legend Tiger Woods, is following in his father’s footsteps and dominating the golf world. Over the weekend, Charlie won the age 14-15 division at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championships held in Orlando, Florida.
Charlie’s incredible performance included a career-low score of 66 at Mission Inn Resort. He recorded nine birdies, including two on his final two holes, securing a victory by a single stroke in the tournament. The young golfer demonstrated maturity and composure beyond his years as he faced the pressure of a tie for the lead.
After the event, Charlie shared his strategy, saying, “It’s hard to think, ‘You’re tied for the lead, you have to go shoot a low round to win this thing.’ So just take it one shot at a time, don’t think too far ahead, and just gotta keep eating.” His disciplined approach to each shot paid off, propelling him to victory.
It is worth noting that Charlie’s caddy throughout the tournament was none other than his dad, Tiger Woods. Tiger, a golfing legend with 15 Major championships under his belt, undoubtedly played a crucial role in Charlie’s success. The father-son duo created a secret world of their own, focusing on one shot at a time. Charlie praised his father, saying, “He puts me in my place. I’ll talk about the next tee shot, and he’s like, ‘No. This is the shot we’re gonna focus on. Focus up, this is what we’re gonna do.'”
Charlie’s win at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championships earned him a spot in the finale of the tournament, set to take place from November 4th to 6th at Koasati Pines at Coushatta in Kinder, Louisiana. This victory serves as further proof that Charlie possesses remarkable talent and potential in the world of golf.
As the son of one of the greatest golfers of all time, Charlie Woods faces immense expectations and scrutiny. However, his performance in this tournament demonstrates that he is more than capable of handling the pressure and excelling on the golf course.
It will be fascinating to see how Charlie continues to develop and whether he will follow in his father’s footsteps to become a professional golfer. Regardless of his future in the sport, this recent triumph serves as a testament to his skill and determination at just 14 years old. With the guidance and mentorship of his father, there is no doubt that Charlie has a bright future ahead of him in the world of golf.