The PNC Championship(formerly the Father/Son Challenge) announced that Tiger Woods alongside his son, Charlie, will make their debut at the tournament played at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes from December 17-20, in the unique PGA TOUR event where 20 major winners compete as a team with a family member.
Tiger Woods, owner of a remarkable 82 PGA TOUR titles commented, “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together. It’s been great watching him progress as a junior golfer and it will be incredible playing as a team in the PNC Championship.”
IMG’s Alistair Johnston, the executive chairman of the tournament noted. “Having Tiger and his son in the field for the first time is a very special moment for the recently re-named PNC Championship. Back in 1997 Tiger and I were next-door neighbors at Isleworth. After his momentous victory at Masters that year, when he returned home, I offered him my congratulations. However, I did not reference his amazing performance at Augusta but advised him that as a newly minted major champion, he had now qualified to participate in the Father/Son Challenge! He was somewhat bemused at the time, but 23 years later, we will welcome him knowing very well that he will not be driven by nostalgia but will be on a mission to add to his commendable list of titles, but this time having the chance to share one with his son.”
While this year’s tournament will take place without spectators due to COVID-19 related restrictions, fans will be able to enjoy watching these A-list golfers and their partners. An extensive broadcast schedule is planned to air on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock. There also will be enhanced social media coverage across all PNC Championship channels to ensure fans don’t miss out on what continues to be the largest and most impressive gathering of golf’s all-time legends each year.
Jon Miller, president of programming, NBC Sports Group, said “As co-founders of the event, we are delighted to hear the news that Tiger and Charlie will play this year. His inclusion will no doubt attract new fans to watch the tournament who will grow to love the PNC Championship as we all do.”
Confirmed to play: Mark Calcavecchia & son, John Daly & son, David Duval & son, Jim Furyk & son, Padraig Harrington & son, Lee Janzen & son, Tom Kite & son, Matt Kuchar & son, Bernard Langer & son, Tom Lehman & son, Greg Norman & son, Mark O’Meara & son, Nick Price & son, Vijah Singh & son, Annika Sorenstam & father, Justin Thomas & father, Lee Trevino & son.