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When you’re Tiger Woods’ son, it’s reasonable to assume you’re going to have to put up with (perhaps unfair) expectations that you’ll become a top golfer in your own right.

In that respect, Charlie Woods is already well on the way.

The 11-year-old – the youngest of Tiger’s two children with ex-wife Elin Nordegren – won a junior golf tournament in Florida at the weekend.

He did so in some style, too, romping to a carding a three-under 33 in the nine-hole event to win by FIVE shots from his nearest challenger.

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Proud dad Tiger was caddie duty for Charlie in the US Kids Golf-sanctioned event – part of the South Florida Tour – at Hammock Creek Golf Club.

In an interview with GOLFTV last month, 15-time major champion admitted he was excited to see Woods Jnr getting into golf.

“He’s starting to understand how to play,” said the 44-year-old. “He’s asking me the right questions.

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“I’ve
kept it competitive with his par, so it’s been just an absolute blast
to go out there and just be with him. It reminds me so much
of me and my dad growing up.

“I wish I had his move. I analyse his swing all the time. I wish I could rotate like that and turn
my head like that and do some of those positions, but those days are
long gone, and I have to relive them through him.”

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There’s no
footage of Charlie from the event at the weekend but a video of his
swing has previously appeared on social media and, yeah, it’s pretty
good.

Check it out…


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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