Watch out, Tiger. Charlie’s coming for you!
Tiger is well aware, saying as much during a video interview conducted with his sponsor, GOLFTV and posted on GolfDigest.com. He noted that he had been playing a lot of golf with Charlie, 11, and when asked about his son’s game said, “I’m still winning … for now. He’s starting to get into it. He’s starting to understand how to play. He’s asking me the right questions. I’ve kept it competitive with his par, so it’s been just an absolute blast to go out there, you know, and just be with him. It reminds me so much of me and my dad [growing up].”
Tiger confirmed that he is Charlie’s only coach. Charlie’s swing was dissected by arm-chair instructors far and wide after video of him competing in a U.S. Kids golf tournament circulated on social media earlier this year. So, what does Tiger think of his son’s game?
“I wish I had his move. I analyze his swing all the time,” Tiger said. “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 live it through him.”
And when asked if he thinks Charlie will break his records someday, Tiger said, “It depends how bad he wants it.”
“It’s all on him,” Tiger said. “I wanted it at a very, very early age. I wanted to compete and play in this game. And that’s on him—whether he wants it or not.”