Golf fans react to big Charlie Woods news

Tiger Woods' teenage son Charlie Woods will attempt to qualify for his very first major championship next week in Florida.

Charlie Woods
Charlie Woods

Tiger Woods' teenage son Charlie will attempt to qualify for his maiden major championship.

The 15-year-old is scheduled to compete in the first stage of qualifying for this year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

Charlie is set to tee it up against a total of 84 competitors in the 18-hole event in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

A total of five players will advance to the next stage's 36-hole qualifier in June.

The teenage golfer was given an 8.18am tee time at the Legacy Golf & Tennis Club on 25 April.

The news comes two months after Charlie made his American Junior Golf Association debut.

Charlie received a sponsor's invite to compete at the Will Lowery Junior Championship in March.

Things did not go to plan for Charlie in his first AJGA event, carding rounds of 78, 81 and 78 for a 21-over-par total.

Unsurprisingly, his appearance in that tournament attracted a significant amount of interest from fans and media.

The AJGA took action to protect Charlie after he was subjected to 'unruly' behaviour when he attempted to qualify for his first PGA Tour event.

Charlie teed it up in a pre-qualifier for the Cognizant Classic in February and was subjected to 'unruly' fan behaviour.

Per a report by the Palm Beach Post at the time:

  • Fans walked alongside Charlie in the fairway, ignoring requests by tournament officials to stay back
  • A woman admitted to pulling her granddaughter out of school in the hopes of Charlie noticing her
  • A fan reportedly demanded Charlie sign a copy of his father's book 'How I Play Golf'

Watch a clip of Charlie's golf swing: 



It comes as no surprise that Charlie's plans to try and qualify for the U.S. Open prompted a huge response from golf fans.

One X user wrote: "Wish he could get a sponsor exemption or something. Imagine the TV ratings."

Another pointed out the 2024 U.S. Open could potentially be Tiger's last appearance in the major.

Woods is currently not qualified for this year's major and will need an exemption soon.

Tiger was asked about this during the 2023 PNC Championship where he played alongside Charlie.

He said he wasn't sure if he was going to have to attempt to qualify for the 2025 U.S. Open or if he has to ask for an exemption.

“But as of right now, no, I’m not in," he said.  

“And whether or not I have to formally ask them or they invite me, or you give me an exemption or I have to go qualify, you know, who knows.

“I don’t know what the process is.”

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