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Tiger Woods' son Charlie enters PGA Tour's Cognizant Classic qualifier

Golf enthusiasts eagerly await performance of Tiger Woods' son Charlie Woods in the Cognizant Classic qualifier

By Web Desk
February 22, 2024
Golf superstar Tiger Woods will play the Hero World Challenge he hosts in the Bahamas, his first competitive golf start since the Masters. — AFP
Golf superstar Tiger Woods will play the Hero World Challenge he hosts in the Bahamas, his first competitive golf start since the Masters. — AFP  

Charlie Woods, son of legendary golfer Tiger Woods, is set to take on the challenge of qualifying for the PGA Tour's prestigious Cognizant Classic. 

The young prodigy will participate in the pre-qualifier at Lost Lake Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, aiming to secure a spot in the full qualifier scheduled for Monday, February 26th.

Having made headlines by joining his father in the last four editions of the PNC Championship, Charlie Woods is no stranger to the golfing spotlight. The teenager has showcased his skills on various platforms, including last year's Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship, where he finished tied for 17th in the boys 14-15 division, with Tiger Woods by his side as his caddie.

The pre-qualifier at Lost Lake Golf Club presents a crucial opportunity for Charlie Woods, as approximately 25 players and ties will advance to the subsequent full qualifier. From there, only four players will earn coveted places in the Cognizant Classic, a tournament boasting a substantial prize fund of £7.1 million. 

The main event is scheduled to take place from February 29th to March 3rd at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, featuring a formidable field that includes renowned golfers like Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Justin Rose, and Matt Fitzpatrick.

Charlie's decision to participate in the qualifier comes on the heels of his father's withdrawal from the recent Genesis Invitational due to illness. 

While Tiger Woods has left an indelible mark on the world of golf, Charlie aims to carve his own path and make his mark on the PGA Tour.