Tiger Woods has admitted his 13-year-old son, Charlie, is already out-driving him in what is an enticing and auspicious warning of things to come from the golf legend’s youngest child.
- Tiger Woods’ 13-year-old son, Charlie, is already driving the ball father than his father.
- “I hate to say it, but I’m going to admit it. He finally did it a few weeks ago,” Woods told NBC.
- Charlie already boasts a swing speed of 117 miles per hour, higher than the PGA Tour average.
Speaking to NBC during this year’s The Match event, where Woods teamed up with Rory McIlroy to face Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in a best ball exhibition, the 46-year-old said: “I hate to say it, but I’m going to admit it.
“He finally did it a few weeks ago. I spun one, he tomahawked one and got me.”
—Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 11, 2022
It’s not all that surprising that Charlie is already out-driving his father given that, according to Fox News,his swing speed is already at 117 miles per hour.
The average speed on the PGA Tour is 114.2 mph, according to Graff Golf.
Tiger has warned Charlie, however, that it isn’t speed, but balance, that is the most important thing when it comes to his swing.
For that, he told his son he should try and emulate McIlroy, not himself.
“I told him, ‘Don’t copy my swing. Copy Rory’s,'” Woods said, according to Golf Magazine’s Dylan Dethier.
“Have you ever seen Rory off balance on a shot? No. Not ever. You can swing as hard as you want on a shot, but you need to have balance.”
—Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) December 3, 2022
This week, Woods and his son are teaming up at the PNC Championship – where Major winners team up with a family member to take on their old rivals – for a third consecutive year.
As of Thursday, the father-son pair were leading the field.