Justin Thomas and his dad, Mike, are within the subject this week for the PNC Championship. They beforehand took residence the trophy in 2020. That yr additionally marked the primary time Tiger Woods and his son Charlie performed within the occasion.
Thomas and Charlie have identified one another for a very long time. The 2-time PGA Championship winner has watched the teenager develop up and has seen his recreation evolve.
From him taking part in within the Notah Begay III Invitational together with his dad on the bag to profitable a crew state championship in highschool, it’s been an enormous yr for the Younger Cat.
Thomas has acknowledged some modifications to his recreation, which prompted him to drop this line that ought to excite golf followers in all places
“He most likely hits it farther than I do now,” Thomas stated after his observe spherical Friday.
That’s clearly in jest, however nonetheless, Tiger Woods’ son simply may make a mark of his personal.
“It’s actually cool. Charlie is beginning to actually — he’s all the time beloved and been obsessive about the sport, however he’s beginning to develop these expertise, and it’s spectacular,” Thomas stated. “He can do some nice stuff with the ball.”
Regardless of Thomas overtly recognizing the emergence of the younger Woods’ recreation, that didn’t cease him from tossing a playful jab his manner.
“He’s nonetheless, what, 14? He’s nonetheless somewhat punk child and I like to offer him a tough time,” stated Thomas.
Charlie and Thomas like to irritate one another. That first yr in 2020, the younger Woods trolled Thomas a number of occasions all through the primary spherical. He left a note in the bunker, they usually teased one another the complete spherical. Everybody remembers Charlie strolling within the putt and making the cash image together with his fingers in the direction of Thomas.
Now that Charlie is 14, the shenanigans may very well be even wilder than they had been in 2020. This group would be the one to observe, as there isn’t a telling what sort of recollections they’ll make this weekend.
Thomas and his dad are paired with Woods and Charlie for Spherical 1 of the 2023 PNC Championship. They start their spherical at 8:22 a.m. ET. Followers can watch stay on Peacock, starting at 8:15 ET.
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