Reliving The Improbable Return Of The Tiger-Charlie Show

We’ve seen him do it so many Sundays. Clad in red-and-black, hunting flags and twirling clubs and stalking victory with a steely look in his eye. 

And Charlie Woods’ dad played, too. 

Jokes aside, the final round of the PNC Championship nearly delivered a storybook finish to a weekend that already felt like a gift for golf fans. Within the same calendar year a horrific rollover crash thrust Tiger Woods’ game into the darkest place it’s ever been (which, if you’ve been following along, is really saying something), here he was at the PNC Championship, blitzing past the rest of the field alongside his adorable heir, 12-year-old Charlie, and flirting with a tournament scoring record.

Team Woods fired a final-round 57, one shy of the lowest single-round mark any team has posted. In their matching Sunday Tiger gear, father and son racked up a tournament-record 11 straight birdies — four more than the next-longest streak this weekend — before a costly par on the par-5 18th cleared the way for John Daly and his son, John II, to win with a record-setting two-day score of 27-under-par.

“To push as hard as we have the last seven months with taking no days off and just working our butts off each and every day, and to have this opportunity to be able to play with my son and to have these memories,” Woods said, “for us, for both of us, our lifetime, it’s worth all the pain.”

In the end, Tiger and Charlie Woods had to settle for edging out their rivals, Justin and Mike Thomas, but ultimately falling short in their quest to strip the championship belts off them. There should be some spicy matches in that foursome’s future. And Sunday’s breathtaking birdie binge cemented a couple of very important developments: there appears to be PGA Tour golf in Tiger’s future…and maybe Charlie’s as well. 

If you happened to miss it — or just want to relive all the wholesome highlights — we’ve got you covered. Or, more accurately, we’ve rounded up some of the best Tiger-Charlie moments from the content bonanza that this event tends to yield. From Nelly Korda geeking out in the presence of the GOAT to JT taking a chicken tender break in Tiger’s cart, you’ll find a comprehensive #ICYMI breakdown below:

Get Used To It, Kid

Raising A Champion

Show Him The Money

 
 
 
 
 
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The Apple Doesn’t Twirl Too Far From The Tree

 
 
 
 
 
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Hungry? Why Wait?

 
 
 
 
 
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Making Time For The Fans

Reunited And It Feels … So Weird?

Parking Lot Prowl

 
 
 
 
 
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Fit To Be Tied

 
 
 
 
 
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Still Got It

 
 
 
 
 
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Charlie’s Army

We’re Going Streaking

 
 
 
 
 
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Proud Pops

 
 
 
 
 
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