Golf Club: After a fantastic final round alongside his son, Charlie, at the PNC Championship, Tiger Woods just missed out on making a winning return to competitive golf.
Woods made his first competitive start since incurring career-threatening injuries to his leg and ankle in a vehicle accident in February. The 36-hole team tournament is only open to winners of a major or The Players with their offspring.
Using a golf cart to navigate about the Ritz-Carlton Golf Course and wearing his distinctive red shirt, the 15-time major champion made a Sunday charge after teaming up with his son to make 11 consecutive birdies on a dramatic Sunday.
The dazzling performance helped them finish solo second in the scramble format, as two-time major champion John Daly and his son – also named John – matched Woods’ total to win by two shots and set a new tournament record of 27 under.
During his round, Woods showed that he can still use his superb short game by getting near to the flag on several occasions, while his son’s length off the tee and strong putting helped the team climb the standings.
Team Woods started the final day three strokes behind the leaders, but after making back-to-back birdies on the first two holes, then eagled the par-five third, then began an astonishing birdie run when Tiger nearly holed out with a wedge at the par-four seventh.
The duo continued to steal the show by birdieing every hole until the par-five 18th when both players missed putts from inside 10 feet and had to settle for a closing par to keep the clubhouse target at 25 under.
Team Daly had gone seven-under-par through the first seven holes and had made successive birdies from the ninth, before picking up a shot at the par-four 16th and taking advantage of the par-five 18th to finish two shots ahead of the chasing pack.
Team Thomas, the defending winners, tied for third with Team Cink, the overnight leaders, with Team Singh and Team Lehman six seconds behind in fifth.
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