Tiger Woods says his 13-year-old son Charlie is already surpassing him; advises him to copy Rory’s swing

Tiger Woods reveals his son Charlie, 13, is already overtaking him on the course after the 15-time major winner told him to copy Rory McIlroy’s swing, NOT his own

  • Tiger Woods says his son Charlie has already taken a few trips farther than him
  • Woods was originally scheduled to compete in this weekend’s Hero World Challenge but backed out – revealing he had been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his foot.
  • He still expects to play ‘The Match’ this weekend and with Charlie in 2 weeks
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Like father, like son begins to take on a whole new meaning in the world of golf as the Woods family prepares for an upcoming father/son tournament.

Tiger Woods spoke to Golf Channel from the Bahamas – where his foundation hosts the Hero World Challenge tournament.

At one point during the interview, Woods was asked when he thought his son would start to top him, and his answer drew admiration from those watching.

‘It’s already arrived. He hit a drive at Medalist and made me gain a yard,” said the 15-time major champion.

Charlie Woods has grown and rocked the club faster since he last played with dad Tiger

Not only does Charlie punch his dad, but he also seems to take his advice on how to approach his swing.

“I told him, don’t copy my swing. Copy Rory’s,” Woods said. ‘Have you ever seen Rory suddenly lose his balance? No. Never. You can hit as hard as you want on one shot, but you have to have balance.

It seems to be paying off for Charlie, who swung a club at 117 miles per hour according to Golf Channel’s Paul Azinger.

A recent video of a former Charlie Woods swinging his driver has surfaced, showing his form

A recent video of a former Charlie Woods swinging his driver has surfaced, showing his form

While Tiger is at the Hero World Challenge, he is not participating in the tournament. Although he planned to join the 20-man squad, Woods revealed on Monday that he had developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

“After consulting with my doctors and coaches, I have decided to retire this week and focus on my hospitality duties,” Woods said in a statement.

Woods hasn’t played in a professional tournament since July, when he missed the cut at The Open Championship in St. Andrews.

Tiger thinks he will be healthy to compete in the final episode of “The Match” which will take place next weekend as well as the PNC Championship with Charlie the following week.

Tiger Woods hasn't played in a professional event since the Open Championship this summer

Tiger Woods hasn’t played in a professional event since the Open Championship this summer

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