Tiger Woods will be playing in the PNC Championship golf tournament next week with his son, Charlie

Tiger Woods said Wednesday he will play with his 12-year-old son, Charlie, next week in the PNC Championship.

“Although it has been a long and challenging year, I am delighted to end it by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie,” Woods tweeted. “I’m playing as a dad and couldn’t be happier and proud.”

The 36-hole event begins December 18 in Orlando and is open to major champions and one family member.

Last year, Woods and Charlie finished seventh. That was the last time he played first The car accident on February 23 He was hospitalized and led to months of rehabilitation for his right leg and foot.

Last week, Woods said he has a “long road ahead” before being ready for the PGA Tour but admitted that “hit-and-giggle” events could work. Woods will be allowed to use golf carts.

“We have been in contact with Tiger and his team for some time and are delighted that he has decided to return to competitive golf at the PNC Championship,” said Alastair Johnston of IMG, the event’s executive chairman. , said in a statement.

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

Lee Trevino is playing again and has never missed the tournament since it started in 1995. Justin Thomas returns as the defending champion alongside his father, Mike, a longtime professional PGA.

Fans are returning to the Ritz Carlton Orlando Golf Club, and it’s nearly sold out as organizers limit ticket sales to protect the intimate nature of the event.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/32822012/tiger-woods-play-pnc-championship-next-week-son-charlie Tiger Woods will be playing in the PNC Championship golf tournament next week with his son, Charlie

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