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Woods Inc.

Discussion in 'Golf Tournament Talk' started by IrishGolfer, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Wow! The mercury has risen in terms of interest in the father / son tournament this coming weekend. I just read a WITB post for Charlie Woods, Tiger's kid. He is 11!!! I've seen the swing and it is silky smooth, but what comes of this media intention?

    I know the back story. Tiger was on TV at the age of 2. Earl turned him into a brand and he delivered. Kinda interesting to see how things work out for this kid. I'm sure he will finish school, but does a career in golf beckon? He doesn't need the cash, that's for sure. I get Eldrick will guide him in the right direction, but he has massive boots to fill.

    An interesting aside on the tournament. It is for major winners only. Apparently, Paul Laurie (Open Champion in 1999) has applied several times to get into this with one of his two (professional golfer) sons, but to no avail. I guess there are circles within circles.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Tiger hasn't 'needed' the money for a long time. If Charlie has the competitive spirit his father has, he will want to win regardless of the money.
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    I get that Eric, but what if he doesn't measure up to the shadow of his dad? It's a tough act to try and follow.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    A blessing and a curse being the GOAT's son.

    I'm guessing if he can't hack it, he fades back into ambiguity and lives off his father's fortune or maybe makes his own name in something else. If he has the drive and the passion, I think he can at least make a name for himself. Also, he will probably make it on TV every single shot he makes in a tournament regardless of how well he's doing... I mean, look at how much TV time Tiger gets even when he doesn't make the cut.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    That 11 year old out drives me by at least 10-20 yards. He was just phenomenal on the course today. Got his first eagle on national TV.
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    He looks to be the real deal. Super impressed!
     
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    He's got some game. That's for sure.
     
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    I watched the interview with Tiger after the round, it was actually all I saw if it. Gotta say this is a different Tiger than we’ve seen in the past, he got emotional talking about his son playing. He was also pretty adamant that they are going to do their best to keep him sheltered from the media. Obviously easier said than done given that I’m also seeing WITB posts for this 11 year old.

    Hard to follow in the goats footsteps and only time will tell. I can’t think of any great father great son combos. There have been some good ones, Griffey’s, Bonds come to mind. I’d say part of it is the longing we will all feel once Tiger fades. Can you imagine the spotlight in this kid though if he does turn pro, holy hell!
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    I watched some of the golf yesterday and it looked like a relaxed fun event. Yes, for an 11-year-old kid he has some game and a lot of his dad's mannerisms, he was a little mini-me!! I've love to see him emerge and become a factor, but it happens very rarely. Lightning seldom strikes the same spot twice.

    I was also impressed with Kuchar's kid, he seems promising.
     
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    Well, Tiger Inc. is losing it’s CEO again due to back surgery. Could be out a few months putting his best chance to catch Jack in jeopardy. Possibly another missed Master’s and the USOpen at Torrey Pines (two of his best courses) will make it hard to reach 18.

    Apparently, Tiger’s back is a ticking time bomb and he never knows which swing could be his last. Master’s 2019 may end up being his final major.
     
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    I hope not, hope he comes back strong!
     
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    I just hope he stops before he permanently damages his back. This will be his 5th back surgery, and only a temporary repair at best. Maybe it’s time to sit back and enjoy watching his kids grow up.
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    ^^^This^^^ No sport is worth never walking right again, never picking up your kid or grandkid, etc
     
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