Tiger Woods returns to golf, playing in father-son event

Tiger Woods says he is still a long way off playing competitive golf but the 15-time major winner is back on the golf course this week playing alongside his son, Charlie at the PNC Championship.

The pre-requisite for playing in the PNC Championship is one player from each team must have won a major or a PLAYERS Championship.

So Tiger Woods and his son Charlie have no problems earning a spot in the field.

The return of Tiger Woods to this event marks the first time the 15-time major winner is back in a golf tournament since the car accident which almost cost him his leg.

Woods spoke to reporters prior to playing the pro-am round on Friday and said that while he was pleased to be back playing golf this week a return to competitive golf on the PGA Tour is still a very long way away.

“I couldn’t walk this golf course even right now, and it’s flat. I don’t have the endurance,” Woods said.

“My leg is not quite right yet and it’s going to take time. I told you in the Bahamas, I’m a long way, way from playing tournament golf.”

Woods is playing a cart this week but dismissed any notion of applying to use a golf cart as a way of returning to tournament golf.

“No. Absolutely not. Not for a PGA TOUR event, no. That’s just not who I am. That’s not how I’ve always been, and if I can’t play at that level, I can’t play at that level.”

Team Woods will tee off in the event on Saturday morning (US Time) in a field that also includes Justin Thomas playing with his father, Bubba Watson playing with his father-in-law, and Nelly Korda playing with her father.

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