Tiger Woods set to make return to golf competition with son Charlie

Miami, Florida - Tiger Woods, set to make his return to competition next week following ankle surgery in April, said Wednesday said he will partner with son Charlie in a parent-child tournament next month.

Tiger Woods (r), set to make his return to competition next week following ankle surgery in April, will partner with son Charlie in a parent-child tournament.
Tiger Woods (r), set to make his return to competition next week following ankle surgery in April, will partner with son Charlie in a parent-child tournament.  © Mike Ehrmann / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Woods will make his comeback at the Hero World Challenge invitational event he hosts in the Bahamas from November 30 - December 3, then pair with 14-year-old Charlie at the PNC Championship on December 16-17 at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

"It's an amazing gift to be able to share my love of golf with Charlie, and we genuinely do look forward to playing in the PNC Championship all year," Woods said.

"Competing together against a field of so many golfing greats and their families is so special."

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The 15-time major winner has not played since the Masters last April.

He withdrew in the third round due to plantar fasciitis and had surgery shortly thereafter on an ankle that suffered severe injuries in a 2021 car crash.

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Tiger Woods (l) and his son, Charlie, will compete in the parent-child event for the fourth consecutive year.
Tiger Woods (l) and his son, Charlie, will compete in the parent-child event for the fourth consecutive year.  © DAVID CANNON / DAVID CANNON COLLECTION / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Woods, who turns 48 on December 30, and his son will compete in the parent-child event for the fourth consecutive year.

While Woods will have to walk 72 holes in the Bahamas, carts are permitted in the 36-hole PNC event.

Woods caddied for his son at a junior event earlier this month, and Charlie's high school team won a Florida state title earlier this month.

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The father-son duo, who finished second in 2021, is among 20 pairs who will compete in a scramble format handicapped by tees based on age.

Woods played at about 7,100 yards last year, the distance set by professionals 54 and younger, while Charlie graduated in 2022 from 6,000 yards to the 6,500-yard range when he first played as a teen.

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Cover photo: Mike Ehrmann / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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