Tiger Woods' teenage son Charlie suffers major disappointment

Tiger Woods' teenage son Charlie, 15, came up short in his bid to qualify for the 2024 U.S. Open at famed Pinehurst No. 2.

Charlie Woods
Charlie Woods

Tiger Woods' teenage son Charlie was made to wait for his first appearance in a major. 

The 15-year-old failed to advance out of local qualifying for the 2024 U.S. Open that will be played at Pinehurst No. 2. 

Charlie returned a scorecard for a nine-over par 81 on Thursday at the Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  

Unsurprisingly, there was a huge amount of media and fan interest as the son of the golf legend teed it up. 

Charlie was in a field of 84 players and only the top five players punched their ticket to a 36-hole qualifier in June. 

Another noteworthy name in the field included Cameron Kuchar, the son of PGA Tour journeyman Matt. 

Charlie's scorecard included one birdie, four bogeys and three double bogeys. 


He went out in 40 and came in on 41 strokes on the back nine, ultimately finishing 61st in the field. 

Charlie was spotted alongside his father in practice rounds at the Legacy Golf & Tennis Club. 

But his father Tiger was not there during yesterday's qualifier, according to the Palm Beach Post

It has been another busy week for Tiger, 48, as he learned he was given a $100m equity payment from the PGA Tour for 'staying loyal' to the North American circuit and not joining LIV Golf


It has also been a very busy stretch for Charlie. 

Over the winter, he won a state high school championship with his team in Florida. 

It was a feat that even his father never achieved during his illustrious junior years. 

In February, Charlie attempted to qualify for his first PGA Tour event. 

He came up short in a pre-qualifier for the Cognizant Classic.

His appearance was marred by 'unruly' behaviour from those who turned up to watch. 

The 2024 U.S. Open will take place at Pinehurst No. 2 over 13-16 June. 

For the first time since 1996, Tiger is not exempt to play in the major. 

His exemption from his 2019 Masters win ran out last year. 

Tiger previously said he 'did not know' whether he had to officially ask the USGA for an exemption. 

It's highly likely the governing body will soon offer Tiger an invite, given he is a three-time U.S. Open champion. 

Tiger won the U.S. Open in 2000 and 2002. 

Undoubtedly, the 2008 U.S. Open was his most memorable victory.

Tiger secured victory on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines. 

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