Tiger Woods to Compete in PNC Championship with Son

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The PNC Champion will mark the first live action of golf for Woods since he severely fractured his leg in February 2021. 

Tiger Woods announced he will compete in the 2021 PNC Championship with his son Charlie. 

The tournament will be his first since his car crash in February, where he fractured his right leg. 

“Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie,” Woods tweeted. “I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.” 

The 2021 PNC Championship will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes, on Dec. 16-19. 

The father-son duo competed in the PNC Championship in 2020, finishing as they tied for seventh place. 

“I am delighted to confirm that Tiger and Charlie Woods will be participating in the 2021 PNC Championship,”” said Alastair Johnston, executive chairman of the tournament. “We have been liaising with Tiger and his team for some time and are delighted that he has now decided to make his return to competitive golf at the PNC Championship.” 

In November, Woods told fans he may be done playing golf competitively after his horrific crash. 

Related: Tiger Woods Done as a Full-Time Golfer After Car Crash: ‘I Accept It’ 

“I think something that is realistic is playing the tour one day—never full time, ever again—but pick and choose, just like Mr. [Ben] Hogan did. Pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that,” Woods said in the Golf Digest. “You practice around that, and you gear yourself up for that. I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on. It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s my reality. And I understand it, and I accept it.” 

Woods was traveling at a high rate of speed as he attempted to make a tight turn down a roadway hill in Los Angeles. He lost control of his SUV and drove off the road.  

Woods had to be extricated from that SUV with the Jaws of Life. He suffered open fractures to both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula in his right leg. 

He also sustained damage to his ankle and the muscle and soft tissue of his right leg. 

The PNC Championship tournament will broadcast live on NBC. 

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