Tiger Woods, Son Charlie Struggle on Day 2, Tie for 8th in 2022 PNC Championship

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVDecember 18, 2022

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 18: Tiger Woods of The United States lines up a putt with his son Charlie Woods on the second hole during the final round of the 2022 PNC Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on December 18, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods and his son, Charlie, were just two strokes off the lead at the PNC Championship after Saturday's opening round.

That was as close as they would get.

Team Woods shot a 7-under 65 on Sunday, finishing six strokes behind the winners, Team Singh, in Orlando, Florida.

Tiger and Charlie ultimately finished in a tie for eighth place. Saturday's leaders, Justin Thomas and his father, Mike, tied for second with John Daly and his son, John II.

Nobody was catching Team Singh on Sunday:

PGA TOUR Champions @ChampionsTour

Victory for Vijay and Qass 🏆<br> <br>In their 16th start, Team Singh wins the <a href="https://twitter.com/PNCchampionship?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PNCchampionship</a>. <a href="https://t.co/Ylykm9M9uP">pic.twitter.com/Ylykm9M9uP</a>

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Heavyweight champs. 💪<a href="https://twitter.com/VijaySinghGolf?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@VijaySinghGolf</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/qas90?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@qas90</a> take home the title <a href="https://twitter.com/PNCchampionship?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PNCchampionship</a>. <a href="https://t.co/WM3T2rI4CJ">pic.twitter.com/WM3T2rI4CJ</a>

Both Tiger and Charlie were a bit hobbled, with the 46-year-old dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot and the 13-year-old with a hurting left ankle.

"It's what I've been saying. I can hit the ball; I just have a tougher time getting from Point A to Point B," Tiger told reporters Saturday. "I've had a frustrating couple years. But again, to be able to be a part of this game and to be able to do this, I've missed being able to compete and play."

"On some shots it hurt a lot. Walking was tough," Charlie added of his own ailments Saturday. "But it was all right. It wasn't that bad."

Despite the injuries, the pair provided plenty of memorable moments Sunday.


That recoil 😳<br><br>Charlie Woods is feeling it <a href="https://twitter.com/PNCchampionship?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PNCChampionship</a>. <a href="https://t.co/5i2jZD23IT">pic.twitter.com/5i2jZD23IT</a>


Sunday fist pumps 💪<br><br>Charlie Woods drains it for eagle. <a href="https://t.co/lEqN7nhIyk">pic.twitter.com/lEqN7nhIyk</a>


Tiger misses.<br>Charlie doesn't.<br><br>Team Woods switches it up and makes birdie on 12. <a href="https://t.co/mTiEOpA5of">pic.twitter.com/mTiEOpA5of</a>


"That was saucy." <a href="https://t.co/pkilhboxuW">pic.twitter.com/pkilhboxuW</a>

It wasn't enough to keep them in the running for the victory, with seven birdies and an eagle offset by two bogeys.

Team Singh was simply too good over the weekend, notching back-to-back rounds of 59 to steal the show. Especially for a father/son duo dealing with knocks.

"Charlie and I...we played great yesterday," Woods told reporters Sunday. "And today we were both like walking penguins out there. It was all good, though."