“We have to thank Charlie Woods.”
Gary Player (South Africa), Lee Tnevino (USA), and John Daly (USA) expressed their gratitude to Charlie Woods, the son of Tiger Woods (USA), the ‘golf emperor’. The story came ahead of the opening of the PNC Championship, a family event golf tournament.
This tournament, which will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, USA from the 17th (Korean time) is the 25th event golf event.
A 36-hole game is played over two days, and family members such as father and son and mother and daughter come together to show off their honed golf skills.
The Woods father and son became regular customers of this competition. He first appeared in 2020 and was named on the list for three consecutive years following last year and this year.
The appearance of Woods and his father predicted that the tournament would be a box office success. Not only fans’ interest, but also the media’s competition for coverage is heating up, and it is decorating the main golf news every day.
On the 16th, Golf Week, a media specializing in golf in the United States, reported what the player, Trenibo, and defending champion Daly said to Charlie Woods for saving this tournament like a ‘major’.
Since 2009, the existence of this competition has been unclear for three years since there was no sponsor.
The tournament could not be held, and at this time, IMG and Arnold Palmer persuaded Pittsburgh-based financial company PNC to participate as a sponsor.
At first, it drew attention as a tournament in which the rich and the rich could see the stars of the past who had been on the PGA Tour again. However, Arnold Palmer passed away and was unable to participate in the tournament, and Jack Nicklaus, who has since passed the age of 80, was also removed from the list.
Popularity waned. As it was just a simple event held after the PGA Tour ended, it did not attract much attention from fans.
A big change has taken place in the 2020 competition. It all started when Tiger Woods, the ‘Emperor of Golf’, competed in this tournament with his son Charlie. 메이저놀이터
Woods’ interest in his son, Charlie, was greater than his participation in the tournament.
Charlie, who came to the tournament with his father Woods, quickly became the top star of the tournament with his amazing golf skills. As the interest of fans and media increased, it quickly emerged as a popular competition. In this tournament, he surpassed the popularity of ‘Emperor’ Woods.
Fadrig Harrington (Ireland), who came out with his son, was amazed at Charlie’s popularity, saying, “This is the first time I’ve seen Tiger Woods not be the star of the show.”
The PNC Championship has now become a must-see golf event in December. Just as you have to watch the Masters in April, it has become like a major tournament in December.
Woods Buja, who was runner-up by one stroke in this tournament last year, starts the first round match against Justin Thomas (USA), who comes out with his father at 2:17 am on the 18th, Korean time.