Charlie Woods often accompanies his father, Tiger Woods, in his tournaments, but missed the 2023 Masters 3-par contest held on April 5.
The contest started in 1960 and is a fun-filled event organized ahead of The Masters, where the golfers play a single round of nine holes, par-27 course. The major center of attraction in the competition is the family members of the golfers.
The 2023 edition of the tournament concluded on Wednesday with Tom Hoge registering a one-stroke victory over Kurt Kitayama and Bubba Watson. However, it was not the winner who got into the limelight at the contests, but the families, especially the young toddlers of the golfers, who became the talk of the town.
2022 Masters winner Scottie Scheffler played alongside his son, Sammy, while Rory McIlroy’s daughter Poppy joined him on the course. But Tiger Woods’ kids were missing from the tournament.
Charlie Woods rarely missed an opportunity to play with his father, but he opted out of the 2023 Masters Par-3 event. Although Woods has not revealed the reason behind the same, he probably wants to keep his son away from the controversies.
Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods at the PNC Championship
Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend Erica Herman sued the 15-time major champion last month. However, Woods is much more focused on his tournament and is looking forward to winning the green jacket and matching the record set by Jack Nicklaus. He keeps his personal life under the radar.
Charlie Woods missed the Masters Par-3 contest for undisclosed reasons. However, fans believe he might be busy with school and junior-level tournaments and will join his father as the tournament starts.
“I don’t know how many more I have in me”- Tiger Woods doubts the 2024 Masters return
With five green jackets, Tiger Woods has inscribed his name in the history of golf as one of the most successful golfers in the world. He undoubtedly wants to match the record set by Jack Nicklaus, who won six Masters. However, his health makes it harder for him to even stand on the golf course for a long time.
The 47-year-old is strictly committed to major tournaments in 2023, following his degrading health. Although Woods played at The Masters last year, he finished in 47th position.
Tiger Woods returned to the course in December 2022 after being on hiatus for a few months but lost to Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in The Match and then finished in eighth position at the PNC Championship while playing alongside his son, Charlie Woods.
He is now set to play at The Masters and while interacting with the media, he admitted his insecurities about playing in the Augusta tournament in 2024. Woods said:
“I don’t know how many more I have in me. Just to be able to appreciate the time and cherish the memories.”
“I’m very lucky to have the leg. Mobility and endurance, going forward it will never be the same. I can’t prepare and play as many tournaments as I’d like but that’s ok and I’m ok with it.”
Tiger Woods will start the first round of the 2023 Masters at 10:18 am ET alongside Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele.