Tiger Woods delivers unsurprising response to Charlie Woods question ahead of US Open

Tiger Woods told reporters just how much input his teenage son Charlie Woods has on his golf game ahead of the 2024 US Open.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods revealed just how much he relies on his teenage son Charlie Woods for feedback on his golf game ahead of the 2024 US Open. 

Woods dished on the importance of his son ahead of the third men's major of the year at Pinehurst, which begins on Thursday. 

The 48-year-old told reporters in a pre-tournament news conference on Tuesday that he wholeheartedly believes his body can still withstand four days of major championship golf. 

Since returning to major championship golf after his February 2021 car crash, Woods has struggled to complete four rounds without looking in visible anguish. 

His most recent surgery - last April after the 2023 Masters - has given Woods renewed hope that there just might be one more moment of glory. 

"I feel like I have the strength to be able to do it," he said. "It's just a matter of doing it."

Tiger Woods, Charlie Woods and Jordan Spieth
Tiger Woods, Charlie Woods and Jordan Spieth

Woods was joined by Charlie, 15, on Monday afternoon for his practice round. 

And he'll be at the property all week. 

Asked what it's like to have his son here, Woods said: "Well, I think having Charlie out here is very special. 

"To have the father-son relationship that we have and to extend it into this part of both of our lives, he's playing a lot of junior golf, and I'm still playing out here.

"It's neat for him to see the guys that he watches on TV and YouTube and TikTok, whatever the hell it is that they do. 

"At home he's with JT and Rick a lot. But to see other guys hit the golf ball, it doesn't really do it justice until you actually see it in person."

Charlie Woods with Justin Thomas
Charlie Woods with Justin Thomas

Woods played his Tuesday morning practice round alongside Max Homa and Min Woo Lee

"He was very excited today to watch Max and Min Woo and watch them hit golf balls," Woods continued.  

"They've talked to him quite a bit, especially Min Woo and him. I think they're closer in age than I am to anybody else. It's great. It's great for us to be able to share these moments together.

"As far as his responsibilities, it's the same. I trust him with my swing and my game. He's seen it more than anybody else in the world. He's seen me hit more golf balls than anyone."

Charlie Woods
Charlie Woods

Woods added: "I tell him what to look for, especially with putting. 

"He gave me a couple little side bits today, which was great, because I get so entrenched in hitting certain putts to certain pins, I tend to forget some of the things I'm working on.

"I just want to see the balls rolling. He reminds me every now and again, which is great. 

"We have a great relationship and rapport like that, and it's a wonderful experience for both of us."

Woods will begin his tilt at the 2024 US Open alongside Will Zalatoris and Matthew Fitzpatrick

The trio will tee off on the 10th at 12.29pm BST. 

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