Tiger Woods shot an even-par 70 to win the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday. While it was the eighth time he has emerged victorious at Firestone Country Club, never before had he gotten to share it so publicly with his son Charlie.
Following his dominant seven-stroke triumph, the world's best golfer walked off the 18th green in Akron, Ohio and embraced his youngest of two children, lifting Charlie up and carrying him as he walked off the course.
Woods commented on the memorable moment with his son on his Instagram account.
It was a rare glimpse into Woods' family life. Win No. 79 may have been business as usual at Firestone, but it was special in the sense that he had his son waiting for him when the win was sealed.
Woods is notoriously guarded in the public eye and has been known over the years to give short or very standard answers to questions from the media.
However, that has changed recently. Woods now offers a bit more candor and depth in front of the camera, and Sunday's shared moment with Charlie showcased both of those elements and his fatherly side that few have ever witnessed.
The season's final major, the PGA Championship, will take place in Rochester, N.Y.'s Oak Hill Country Club beginning on Thursday. In light of Woods' lapping of the field in Akron, he is a prohibitive favorite to win with 7-2 odds, according to Bovada.
If the 14-time major champion wins his first such title since the 2008 U.S. Open, it wouldn't be surprising to see Charlie on hand to join him in the glorious aftermath.
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