Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (47, USA) finished the tournament in a tie for 8th place at the US Professional Golf (PGA) Champions Tour PNC Championship, in which he jointly competed with his son Charlie Woods (13). Although they failed to win the trophy, father and son both struggled with leg injuries, but did well by tying for second place on the first day.
Woods and Charlie recorded 7 under par 65 in the final second round of the PNC Championship held at the Ritz-Carlton GC (par 72) in Orlando, Florida, USA on the 19th (Korean time). Woods and his son, who scored a total of 20 under par 124 in the two rounds, tied for 8th among 20 teams. The tournament was held in a best-ball format in which two players from each team each shot and continued the next play with the ball placed in a better position.
Woods and his son, who finished runner-up in the same tournament last year, entered the final round with a tie for second place by two strokes, aiming for a come-from-behind victory. However, due to an injury, he was unable to improve his ranking due to lack of concentration. Woods, who was seriously injured in a car accident in 2020, has recently been suffering from plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Charlie sprained his left ankle before the tournament and couldn’t swing normally. So, in the evening, Mr. Woods filled his bathtub with ice and together it relieved his swelling. Woods laughed, saying, “We’re a ‘Team Ice Bath,’” and “both walked like penguins on the course.”
In the beginning, the Woods father and son showed off their “good shots” and reduced the number of strokes. I caught a birdie on the 1st hole (par 4) and 3rd hole (par 5). In the 5th hole (par 5), I caught an eagle. Thanks to Woods’ shot, he succeeded in two-on, and Charlie finished the 1m eagle putt. However, it was fatal to commit a bogey on the 7th hole (par 4). In the best-ball method, you have to score par or higher on each hole to get closer to the championship cup. Belatedly added birdies on the 10th hole (par 4), 12th hole (par 3), 13th hole (par 4), and 16th hole (par 4), but it was after getting out of the championship competition. In the 17th hole (par 3) and 18th hole (par 5), the view and birdie were exchanged.
Woods never fully recovered from his injury, but was happy to play as a team with his son. He said, “If I can spend time with my son like this, I don’t care (it slows down his recovery),” he said. “Spending time with my son is much more important.” 안전놀이터
The victory was won by Vijay Singh (59) and his son Khas Singh (32) from Fiji, who are turning 60 next year. The two swept 1 eagle and 11 birdies, and won with a total of 26 under par and 118 strokes over the two days. The winning prize is 200,000 dollars (approximately 260 million won). The Singh father and son, who also scored 59 strokes the day before, recorded strokes under 60 for two days in a row for the first time in this tournament. “Winning with my son was the pinnacle of my golf career,” Singh said.
Last year’s winner, John Daly (56, USA), and Justin Thomas (29, USA), the winner of the 2020 tournament, tied for second place with 24 under par and 120 strokes. “Golf Empress” Annika Sorenstam (52, Sweden), who played with her 11-year-old son Will McGee, finished the tournament in a tie for 17th with a 15-under-par 129 stroke.