Following another strong showing at the parent-child PNC Championship at the end of last year, world No. 1 Jon Rahm has picked Charlie Woods to make it on the PGA Tour.
While the focus was on Tiger Woods Sr. as he made his first competitive start since suffering significant injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles in February 2021, Charlie, 12, tried his best to steal the show as he and his father finished second to John Daly and his son John Daly II.
Tiger and Charlie recorded a final-round 57 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, including a record-breaking sequence of 11 consecutive birdies, to miss out on a fairytale win by two strokes.
Charlie has been urged by Rahm, the game’s highest-ranked player, to go all the way and compete with the best on the PGA Tour one day.
“Tiger Woods’ son Charlie has got a lot of talent, certainly a lot more than I did at the age of 12,” the Spaniard said in the aftermath of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
“If he keeps working hard, which I’m sure he will, I wouldn’t doubt for one second we’ll see him one day maybe sitting here [on the PGA Tour].”
Watching in awe. 😲— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 19, 2021
11 birdies in a row for Team Woods. pic.twitter.com/iIP9S4UDOZ
As for Tiger, it’s unclear when he’ll be back in action, with one Sky Sports analyst going as far as predicting the 15-time major champ will call it a day at the 150th Open at St Andrews this year.
Rahm narrowly missed out on a seventh PGA Tour title in Hawaii, his 33-under total only good enough for second to Cam Smith as scoring bordered on ridiculous. When all was said and done, three players broke the previous 72-hole PGA Tour scoring record of 31-under set in 2003 by Ernie Els at the same venue.
However, the Spaniard will be buoyed by such a strong showing after a lengthy winter break, especially considering he also had some new clubs in the bag – most notably the Callaway Rogue ST driver.
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