The First Look: Team Woods returns, family pairings highlight PNC Championship field

After Tiger Woods made his return to action at the Hero World Challenge for the first time since withdrawing at the Masters, he’ll once again be back to tee it up at the PNC Championship alongside his son, Charlie.

The duo was tied for second a year ago after the first round but stalled on Sunday and ended up tied for eighth.

The elder Woods finished 18th in the 20-man field of the Hero World Challenge, ending up at even par after 72 holes. He was quick to point out his strengths – he was driving the ball extremely well – and was enthused to see he won’t need to overhaul much with his game as he inches closer to his 2024 campaign.

I think the best part of the week is the way I drove it. I drove it on pretty much a string all week,” Woods said Sunday in the Bahamas.

I felt like I had my ball speed up, which was nice, and I was hitting the middle of the face the entire week, which is nice. So, it's not like I have to go and try and find something the next few weeks or something going into next year; what I've been working on is right there and maybe just tighten up a little bit.


Birdies will once again be key this week as Team Woods look to win its first PNC Championship title, but they’ll have to do it against a serious field including last year’s defending champions, Vijay Singh and his son Qass, who shot rounds of 59-59 to win by two.

It is an amazing gift to be able to share my love of golf with Charlie, and we genuinely do look forward to playing in the PNC Championship all year,” Woods said. “Competing together, against a field of so many golfing greats and their families, is so special.

Stricker won six times on PGA TOUR Champions this season and had another five runner-up results. Izzi plays golf at Wisconsin and also caddied for Steve as he won the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship… Tiger Woods and son Charlie are teeing it up at the PNC for the fourth time.

Their best result came in 2021 when they finished second… Defending champions Vijay Singh and son Qass are looking to recreate their magic from 2022.

They won the PNC in 2021 in record-setting fashion. The younger Daly was a redshirt sophomore at the University of Arkansas in 2022-23… LPGA Tour superstar Nelly Korda is back in action alongside her father, Petr.

McGee was 11 last year in his tournament debut – the youngest participant in the event’s history… Padraig Harrington is hoping to improve on his fourth-place result from a year ago, but this time he’s got his youngest son, Ciaran.

Justin Thomas finished third at the Hero World Challenge… Lee Trevino, now 84, will continue his streak as the only golfer to play every iteration of the PNC Championship.


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