Tiger Woods is probably one of the best idols a golfer could have. And for his son Charlie, Woods is not just his idol, but also his coach. However, for Woods, his experience of playing golf with his son has a different vibe compared to how it used to be with his old man. There was a time when a source gave some interesting information about the golfer and his time on the field with his father.
How was playing golf with his father different for Tiger Woods’ than with his son Charlie?
Woods has been helping Charlie to get better at the game ever since he first developed an interest in the sport. Although the golfer has never imposed playing golf on his son, Charlie has turned out to be a natural. The junior player also recently qualified for a Junior Golf Championship where Tiger Woods was his caddie.
In a conversation with People Magazine, a close source of Tiger Woods said that Charlie loved playing golf with his old man. After his divorce from Elin Nordegren, Woods has been trying his best to spend as much time as possible with his kids. “It’s a definite bonding activity for the two of them.” the source said. But the way the two played together was far different than how Woods played with his father, Earl Woods.
“Tiger loves spending time with Charlie on the golf course, but he has a completely different vibe than Earl had while working with him,” the source added. “Earl would sometimes be very strict.” Woods’ father was a navy SEAL in the US Army. And maybe that was the reason why his teaching methods were so strict. However, it is not the case between Tiger Woods and Charlie.
How does Woods teach Charlie golf?
The source gave more information about how Woods teaches Charlie without being strict at all. “They’re all smiles,” he said. “Tiger is definitely teaching him the right techniques, but there’s not the intensity that Earl had with him.”. He also said that Woods used to get all “goofy and funny” on the field with Charlie. And we have all heard about Charlie’s trash-talking abilities from Justin Thomas. However, the teaching methods are definitely working on Charlie since he is getting better in the game every day.