Sure, Tiger Woods and son Charlie are the main attraction at this weekend’s PNC Championship at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.
Charlie is 13 now and his dad revealed last weekend that Charlie outdrove him for the first time as the two played at their home course — The Medalist in Hobe Sound.
With Charlie’s reputation growing along with his distance off the tee, he won’t be playing from the up tees this weekend. Charlie will move back a couple of tee boxes and play the same tees as Nelly Korda, Vijay Singh and John Daly.
With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at the teams that are expected to contend:
John Daly/John Daly II:
Little John has a year of college golf under his belt and you’d expect him to help his dad a LOT. Big John still has enough game as he’s proven on the Champion Tour that he’s still a contender when he’s on.
They shot 27-under last year and that’s probably the magic number for this weekend.
Justin Thomas/Mike Thomas:
J.T. and his dad finished two back of team Daly last year and Mike was battling back issues. J.T. looked spot-on last Saturday at The Match when he and Jordan Spieth disposed of Tiger Woods and world No. 1 Rory McIlroy.
If Mike can help a little bit, they should be in the hunt on Sunday.
Tiger Woods/Charlie Woods:
A lot of eyeballs on this father-son duo. Charlie stole the show last year and it will be interesting to see how his game has progressed. Bad news for Tiger is that a cold front moved into Florida on Friday and chilly temperatures will greet this year’s field. Not exactly ideal conditions for his surgically-repaired body.
Better play your butt off, Charlie!
Jordan Spieth/Shawn Spieth:
First time for the Spieth father-son duo. Jordan looked a little rusty with Justin Thomas last Saturday evening but he’s such a magnificent shot-maker, if dad can contribute, this might be a team to watch.
Vijay Singh/Qass Singh:
The Veej just keeps on keepin’ on. He gets some help from his son Qass. They were in contention on Sunday last year.
Friday Pro-Am: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (ET) The Golf Channel
Saturday: 1-2 Peacock Network; 2-6 p.m. (ET) NBC
Sunday: 11:30-12:30 p.m. (ET) Peacock Network; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Golf Channel; 1;30-4:30 p.m. (ET) NBC
LIV Golf 2023 Goes To Former PGA Tour Venues:
One of the complaints from the players that LIV Golf tries to hide is that a lot of the defectors aren’t all that crazy about the quality of some of the courses they played last year.
The 2023 season opener will be played at El Camaleon which was the long-standing site of the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Open, which ended up as a victim of the now-banished cross-over season.
The August 4-6 LIV event will be at The Greenbrier, former site of the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour.
Two other LIV events in the U.S. will be March 17-19 at the Gallery Golf Club in Tucson and the May 12-13 event at the Cedar Ridge Country Club in Tulsa.