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Tiger Woods to compete with son as partner

Team Woods will play next month in the PNC Championship, a PGA Tour exhibition that features golf champions and a family member

Announced: By PNC Championship officials, that Tiger Woods and his son, Charlie, will compete in the annual PGA Tour exhibition next month. The tournament, formerly known as the Father-Son Challenge, will be played Dec. 19-20 at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando Grande Lakes. Woods will make his debut in the event, which features 20 major champions or Players Championship winners competing alongside a family member in a two-day, 36-hole scramble. Woods, 44, and his 11-year-old son have been spotted together in recent years at Charlie’s junior tournaments. Woods and his ex-wife, Elin, also have a daughter, 13-year-old Sam. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together,” Woods said in a statement. “It’s been great watching him progress as a junior golfer, and it will be incredible playing as a team together in the PNC Championship.” Woods, a 15-time major champion, is tied with Sam Snead for the all-time lead in PGA Tour victories, with 82. The PNC field also will include Mark Calcavecchia, John Daly, David Duval, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Matt Kuchar, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Greg Norman, Mark O’Meara, Gary Player, Nick Price, Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam, Justin Thomas and Lee Trevino. Spectators will not be permitted, but the tournament will be televised on Golf Channel and its parent NBC.

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