Charlie Woods chirps at Justin Thomas with a handwritten note on No. 13 at PNC Championship

Julie Williams
·2 min read

When the highlight reel plays after this year’s PNC Championship, Team Woods’ performance at No. 13 during the first round is sure to be in the mix. The short par 4 at Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida, said a lot about Tiger Woods and his son Charlie’s skill level as well as their sense of humor.

Charlie, at 11, is the youngest player to ever compete in the PNC Championship. He played forward tees during the competition and at No. 13, his dad sent him up to peg driver – a club he’d been hammering so far on the day.

When Charlie hit a beauty that ended up just short of a front-right bunker, Tiger didn’t even tee off, rather walking off the tee in this scramble format to hit from Charlie’s ball.

Charlie apparently made a pit-stop on his way there.

Team Woods drew a pairing alongside Justin Thomas and his dad Mike. Justin had hit his ball in a bunker off the tee. Charlie dropped a note next to it that simply read, in all caps, “DRAW HOLE!”

It drew a laugh and a head shake from Thomas and a big grin from Charlie.

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay, a former college teammate of Tiger’s, said on the broadcast before the words written on the note were revealed.

Team Woods made par on the hole to remain at 8 under.

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