After winning the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational by seven strokes over the weekend, Woods was met by young son Charlie, who hung on his father’s shoulders as the golfer walked off the course in Akron following his 79th career PGA Tour win.
“Sam’s been there when I’ve won tournaments, Charlie hasn’t been there yet, so this was his first time. I think it’s pretty special for both of us,” Woods said after his win.
“They always say, ‘Daddy, when are you going to win the tournament?’” Woods said Sunday, via PGATour.com. “It was a few years there, or a couple years, I hadn’t won anything in a while. Last couple years have been a little bit better, and they always want to know what place I’m in. ‘Are you leading or not?’ That’s always a stock question. ‘Not leading. Well, are you going to start leading?’ ‘Well, I’m trying.’
“This week was nice. I was able to get the lead and I held it, and it was awfully special for me to have him here to witness it because he understands it now. He understands when I make birdie, when I make par, and he understands the difference.”
Woods has two children with ex-wife Elin Nordegren. Daughter Sam was born in 2007, while Charlie was born in 2009. This was the first time the public has really seen Charlie with his father, and it was very cool.