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The Tiger and his cub: It’s all in the family

James Jose/Dubai
Filed on December 22, 2020
Photo: AFP

There have been many famous sporting families over the years, who have set the stage alight, although not at the same time.

Having a certain Tiger Woods on the prowl is enough to send the golfing world into a tizzy. But having two Woods on a golf course, at the same time, that’s more than a handful.

In what was a rare sight, Woods and his son Charlie got together to play competitive golf in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

And for the 250 odd spectators who were on course at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, it was a special sighting of the Tiger and his cub, and it surely was a sight for sore eyes.

The father-son duo competed in the PNC Championship, an annual golf tournament consisting of players on the PGA and Champions Tour.

And although the pair finished seventh in the 20-team field after conjuring rounds of 62 in the 36-hole event, the experience was priceless and it probably gave a glimpse into the future.

It came as no surprise that eleven-year-old Charlie clearly had the game, and also his illustrious father’s trademark fist-bump.

And Woods was chuffed to play with his son. “It was incredibly special for us to have the opportunity to spend this quality time together and they are memories we will have for our entire lives,” said the 15-time Major winner.

The tournament was won by world No.3 Justin Thomas and his father Mike.

“We had the best time, it couldn’t have been a better environment. To have the entire Thomas family out there and being able to share these moments and the conversation we had out there was…. Priceless,” added Woods.

There have been many famous sporting families over the years, who have set the stage alight, although not at the same time.

Here is a list of some of them.

* Boxing: Muhammad Ali, daughter Laila

* Cricket: Lala Amarnath, Mohinder Amarnath, Surinder Amarnath

* Cricket: Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell, Trevor Chappell

* Cricket: Sunil Gavaskar, Rohan Gavaskar

* Formula One: Michael Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Mick Schumacher





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