Charlie Woods to play same tees as THESE MAJOR WINNERS at PNC Championship...

Charlie Woods will play from tee 3 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, spanning 6,452 yards while Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth will play from the back tees.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2022
Charlie Woods to play from same tees as MAJOR CHAMPIONS at PNC Championship

Charlie Woods, the 13-year-old son of Tiger Woods, will play two tees forward from the back tees at the PNC Championship.

As reported by Todd Lewis, Charlie will play from the same tee as major champions Sir Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Annika Sorenstam. The course will be 6,452 yards for these players. He was previously meant to play just one tee up from the back tees.

Charlie will play from the tees designed for 65 to 72-year-old male pros, LPGA pros over 50 years old and family members aged 12 to 13.

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The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida spanned just over 6,000 yards for him in 2021 which was over a thousand short of competitors aged between 16 and 54.

As for Woods, he and the likes of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth will play from the back tees of 7,094 yards. The shortest course, to be played by Gary Player and Lee Trevino, will be 5,643 yards.

The Pro-Am at the PNC Championship begins today, but Tiger and Charlie won't be playing. They will be out on the course in their home state on Friday as they prepare for their date with the Thomas' in Saturday's first round.

Thomas is playing with his father Mike and they will tee off with the Woods pair at 12.02 pm local time in the 10th and final group. Both Tiger and Charlie will also take part in a joint pre-tournament interview on Friday afternoon at 2 pm Eastern time.

Woods' participation was cast into doubt after he withdrew from the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas with plantar fasciitis. However, he was in a much better physical state when playing in The Match with Spieth, Thomas and Rory McIlroy.

Golf fans will be excited to see Charlie 12 months after playing so impressively at the family-orientated tournament which first began in 1995.

Woods recently revealed that his exciting young apprentice is beginning to outdrive him and he has encouraged Charlie not to copy his swing, but McIlroy instead.