Charlie Woods helps high school team to state championship title

Charlie Woods, second from right, and his high school teammates won a state title this week.

 

We keep waiting to find out when Tiger Woods will play next, but meanwhile his son, Charlie Woods, is finding his own way to make headlines.

 

Charlie Woods’ high school boys golf team won the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 1A State Championship on Wednesday, as he helped The Benjamin School to a two-day total of 602 at Mission Resort and Club, in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla.

 

It was the fourth state title for Benjamin, which clipped First Academy by one and Episcopal by two.

 

 

Charlie, a freshman, shot 78-76, which tied him for 26th overall. He recorded his team’s fourth score on Day 1 and tied for his team’s second-best score on Day 2.

 

A video circulated on social media on Tuesday of Charlie chipping in on one hole. Some pictures of his famous father watching the tournament also made the rounds.

 

💰💪 Charlie Woods with a massive fist pump after chipping in during the Florida High School State Championship

When Tiger was at Western High School in Anaheim, Calif., there were no state championships for golf; instead golf at that level was split into northern and southern regionals. Tiger won the southern regional once.

 

Tiger did win some big-time titles while he was an amateur, though — including three straight U.S Junior Amateurs and three straight U.S. Amateurs.

 

We’ll hear from Tiger soon enough, as his Hero World Challenge kicks off Nov. 30 at Albany in the Bahamas. There’s still one spot left in the field if Woods wants it (which largely relies on his health). Also coming up is the PNC Championship on Dec. 16-17. Tiger and Charlie have teamed up for this the past three years, but they have yet to officially commit for this year.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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