Tiger Woods gets help from son Charlie during US Open practice round

June 10, 2024

Tiger Woods was all smiles Monday morning in Pinehurst as he practiced for this week’s U.S. Open with his 15-year-old son, Charlie.

Charlie helped his dad prepare as they traversed Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, where Woods is set to tee off Thursday for the first time since missing the cut at last month’s PGA Championship in Louisville.

The father-son duo was spotted at various points Monday morning with Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler.

Tiger Woods (r.) and his son Charlie (l.) were all smiles on Monday during a U.S. Open practice round at Pinehurst No. 2.Getty Images

Tiger Woods hugs his son Charlie on the 18th green on Monday.Getty Images

Woods, 48, is a three-time U.S. Open winner and was given a special exemption into the field.

It’s hard to imagine him being in contention this week as a litany of injuries have appeared to sap his ability to play at a high level while walking a course for four straight days.

He missed the cut at The Masters in April and withdrew from the Genesis Invitational in February due to the flu.

Woods, who has 15 career major titles, was hopeful after missing the cut at Valhalla that his game would turn around.

“I need to play more,’’ he said at the time. “Unfortunately, I just haven’t played a whole lot of tournaments, and [there are] not a whole lot of tournaments on my schedule, either. Hopefully, everything will somehow come together in my practice sessions at home and be ready for Pinehurst.

“Physically, I am better than I was [in April.] I still have more ways to go, lots of improvement to go physically, and hopefully my team and I can get that done pre-Pinehurst and going into it.’’

Tiger Woods (c.) and his son Charlie (r.) walk with Jordan Spieth (l.) on Monday.Getty Images

Jordan Spieth (l.) with Tiger Woods (c.) and Charlie Woods (r.) on Monday.Getty Images

Charlie Woods (l.) with Justin Thomas (c.) and Tiger Woods (r.) on Monday.Getty Images

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Woods last won a major at the 2019 Masters, which was his first major triumph since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.