After winning the Bridgestone Invitational this past weekend (his 79th career win), Tiger Woods answered some questions about his son, Charlie. Charlie is four years old and hadn’t seen his father win a tournament in person until this past weekend at Bridgestone.
Here’s a few of the questions thrown Tiger’s way, courtesy of USA Today.
Will Charlie play golf?
“Whatever he decides, he decides. If he did decides to play golf, so be it. If he decides to play another sport or not play any sports; as long as he’s happy and he enjoys his life, I’m there to support and guide him in his life, and that’s what it’s all about.”
What’s Charlie’s golf game like?
“He just emulates what I do. I would go and hit balls and it goes kind of quiet for a while, and then the next thing I know and he’s looking over my shoulder and he’s kind of watching and just kind of eyeing me. Then I’ll hit and he’ll hit and his swing starts mimicking what I am doing. That’s how I learned the game and my dad just kept it so light, fun and competitive, and I fell in love with it.”
Will Charlie dress like Rickie Fowler or Hunter Mahan?
“My kid is not going to wear a flat bill (hat).”
It seems like despite Tiger’s issues in his personal life and on the golf course, he has kept his head on straight when it comes to raising his son. He seems to have done a good job keeping his son out of the spotlight, especially during the trying times that Tiger has dealt with in the last few years. It’s really heartwarming to see that Tiger is allowing Charlie to be his own person even at such a young age. If Charlie decides to take up golf, so be it. But at the same time, it’s good to see that Tiger isn’t going to push him towards it.
Good on you, Tiger.
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