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Woods and son trip birdie blitz to complete second at PNC Championship

Woods and son trip birdie blitz to complete second at PNC Championship

Golf - PNC Championship - The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Florida, U.S. - December 19, 2021 Tiger Woods of the U.S. embraces his son Charlie on the 18th green during the second round REUTERS/Joe Skipper

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Membership, Orlando, Florida, U.S. – December 19, 2021 Tiger Woods of the U.S. embraces his son Charlie on the 18th inexperienced in the course of the second spherical REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Tiger Woods and his 12-year-old son Charlie reeled off 11 straight birdies to card a ultimate spherical 57 and end in second place on the PNC Championship on Sunday, two photographs behind winners John Daly and his son John Daly Jr.

Tiger greater than delivered in his highly-anticipated return to aggressive golf after a February automotive accident practically value him his leg, and was all smiles however fatigued after going bogey-free over the two-day, non-PGA Tour stage occasion.

“I’m joyful and grateful that I’m in a position to do that. What a blast it was,” stated Woods, who used a cart to get across the Ritz-Carlton Golf Membership in Orlando.

“I nonetheless have my previous leg, which was questionable for some time, and it’s functioning. I’m simply actually drained. I’m not used to this. I believe this could be my fifth spherical of golf this yr,” he stated.

“I’m a bit worn out, nevertheless it was good to have a cart.”

Whereas Tiger was the primary attraction, his son Charlie stole the present, displaying his father’s unflappable calmness whereas delivering correct drives and well timed putts on a sunny day in central Florida.

“We obtained on a run, which was nice. Charlie was hitting the ball unbelievable and made just a few putts. It obtained attention-grabbing and a bit tight towards the tip, which was enjoyable,” he stated.

“He’s an unbelievable participant and associate.”

Group Woods, clad in Tiger’s trademark Sunday purple shirts, began the day three photographs off the tempo however moved right into a share of the lead after a birdie-birdie-eagle begin at 14-under par.

After three consecutive pars, Tiger landed an method shot near the outlet on the seventh for a tap-in and Charlie drained lengthy putts on eight and 9 to maintain the momentum going.

Tiger drove the ball too lengthy on the par-three twelfth however Charlie was there to select him up as his drive landed on the inexperienced and rolled again in direction of the outlet.

Tiger shortly returned the favor by sinking the birdie putt after Charlie missed his try.

The pair birdied each gap on the again 9 aside from 18, the place they had been compelled to accept par.

Daly and his son matched Group Woods’s ultimate spherical 57 and completed 27-under par, a match file.

The occasion featured 19 father-son pairs and the father-daughter workforce of Nelly Korda and her dad Petr.

Justin Thomas and his father Mike, the match’s defending champions, completed tied for third alongside Stewart and Reagan Cink.

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