Although Tiger Woods is looking to get back to his winning ways at the 2015 Masters, he is also looking forward to spending time with his children on the course this week.
When Woods participates in the Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, he will have a couple of friendly faces with him. His seven-year-old daughter, Sam, and six-year-old son, Charlie, will serve as his caddies at the event.
Woods explained how much it means to him to have his children on the course with him, via the New York Daily News:
As I said, this tournament means so much to me in so many different ways. We all know what happened in '97 with my dad's health, and he was pronounced, well, he was dead at one point earlier that year; came back, and then came here and I won the Masters. To now have come full circle and to have a chance to have my kids out there and be able to share that with them, it's special.
Charlie has seen me win a golf tournament before. Sam, actually she was there at the U.S. Open in 2008, but doesn't remember it. It's nice to be able to share these things with my family, and it just means the world to me. They are excited, I'm excited and can't wait to go out there.
Woods has not competed in this event since 2004—or, in other words, before his children were born. With the kids growing up, this is the perfect opportunity for them to get to spend time with their dad while he's on the job.
Having his children by his side should help him stay relaxed on the course. By the looks of things, he's already loose.