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Ten months after badly damaged his right leg in a car accident, Tiger Woods is returning to competition with 12-year-old son Charlie at the PNC Championship next week.


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“While it’s been a long and challenging year, I’m very excited to end it by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie,” said Woods. tweeted, “I’m playing as a father and couldn’t be more excited and prouder than that.”

It will be his first competition, even in a tournament, which Woods described last week as a “hit-and-giggle” kind of thing he can play, since he and his son a year ago. Were seventh in the informal event, which connects family members.

The tournament had a place for Woods, and fueled speculation that he might play the December 18–19 event at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club Orlando, when he played with Driver on Saturday and Sunday during their Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Took it in full swing.

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“We have been in contact with Tiger and his team for some time and are pleased that they have now decided to return to competitive golf at the PNC Championship,” said event’s executive chairman, IMG’s Alistair Johnson.

Woods was on his way to a Los Angeles course for a television shoot on February 23 when police say he was driving at about 85 mph along a winding, coastal suburban road. The SUV crashed through a median and fell down a hill.

Doctors said he broke the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg at several places. He was immobilized by a rod in the tibia. A combination of screws and pins was used to immobilize additional injuries to the ankle and foot.

Woods said last week that amputation was considered. “You can read all that in the police report,” he declined to discuss the specifics of the accident.

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The PNC Championship was formerly known as the Father-Son Challenge, until the title was changed to include family members. For the first time in its 24 years, the tournament features current No. 1 player on the field, Nelly Korda, who will play alongside her father Petr, a former Australian Open tennis champion.


ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 20: Charlie Woods punches his father Tiger Woods during the final round of the PGA Tour Champions PNC Championship on 14th Green at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on December 20, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ben Jau

Lee Trevino has been playing again and has never missed a tournament since its start in 1995. Justin Thomas returns as the defending champion with his father, Mike, a longtime PGA professional.

Still, it all becomes about Woods inside the ropes hitting shots that count toward a score. A year ago, it was his last before undergoing a fifth back surgery, which was not as serious as the previous surgery. At the end of the second round, he wasn’t hitting some tee shots because his son was playing off a forward tee and was getting more out there than Woods could hit.

Fans are returning to the Florida course, and it’s already close to a sale as organizers limit ticket sales to maintain the intimate nature of the event.

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