Notah Begay on Tiger Woods comeback schedule: "He might surprise everybody"

Tiger Woods is set to tee it up again at the PNC Championship with his son Charlie in December after the pair came second at this event in 2021.

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Thu, 6 Oct 2022
Notah Begay on Tiger Woods comeback schedule: "He might surprise everybody"

Tiger Woods should make his next appearance on the PGA Tour at the PNC Championship in December, albeit an unofficial tournament.

The golf world was treated to a thrilling week in 2021 when Woods and his son Charlie teed it up together in the popular father-and-son event which takes place days before Christmas. 

The Woods duo came second behind John Daly and his son, finishing just two shots behind after recording rounds of 62 and 57. Jordan Spieth and his father Shawn are set to make their debut at this event this year.

Speaking to SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, Woods' good friend and broadcaster Notah Begay revealed that the Woods combo will likely play at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.

"I'm fairly certain it's going to be at the PNC (Championship) with Charlie. Charlie's starting to play a few more events, he played in one of my junior golf tour events last weekend. It was great to see him, he shot a career-low round 68 with Tiger on the bag," Begay said.

Notah Begay III joined Colt & Drew on Gravy & The Sleeze to talk his @ChampionsTour debut this week. The guys also got into a little Tiger Woods talk. Might we see Tiger soon? Listen to the full interview on the SXM App.@NotahBegay3 | @TigerWoods | @ColtKnost | @thesleezyman pic.twitter.com/iD6HxDrEym
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"That was cool to be able to see that. Tiger is just steadily trying to find ways to get a little more stability in his leg. It was really presenting some major challenges at St Andrews. I had a chance to talk with him during a round out there and it's just constant discomfort, so it's hard to focus on golf.

"I know that as soon as he feels he can be competitive - I think he got a good sense of what it's going to take this past year - we might see him one time this fall. He might surprise everybody."

Begay's comments will bring excitement and also speculation as to when Woods could appear this autumn. Back in July, his caddie Joe LaCava hinted that the 15-time major champion could play at the Genesis Invitational ahead of another tilt at The Masters.

Not only are we excited at Tiger playing at the PNC, but also Charlie. As Begay said, Charlie shot a 68 in the Central Florida Regional event of the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship.

The young man looks bigger and stronger and with the guidance of his father, it will be incredibly interesting to see what Charlie can achieve as he gets older.