logo
Tiger Woods | Source: Getty Images
Tiger Woods | Source: Getty Images

Tiger Woods’ ‘So Handsome’ Son, 15, Stuns with His Uncanny Resemblance to Dad, Sparking Buzz

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 21, 2024
03:35 A.M.

Golf legend Tiger Woods's son just qualified for his first major tournament. While the teen's milestone is impressive, his striking appearance lit up social media. Netizens have plenty to say about the young athlete.

Advertisement

Charlie Woods, the 15-year-old son of golf legend Tiger Woods, recently captivated attention at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. On June 10, while practicing with his dad, Charlie impressed the public with both his golfing skills and his striking resemblance to his parents.

Charlie Woods and Tiger Woods smile during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Charlie Woods and Tiger Woods smile during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

The father-son practice game led to a major milestone for Charlie, who just qualified for his first USGA Championship this month. This achievement comes after he failed to advance in a U.S. Open local qualifying event last April at the Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Georgia.

Tiger Woods warms up with Charlie Woods in the practice area during the final round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 14, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Tiger Woods warms up with Charlie Woods in the practice area during the final round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 14, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

While Charlie's athletic skills are impressive, his looks truly caught the eye of netizens. At the Pinehurst Resort, he wore a striped white shirt and looked shy, with his hand at the back of his wavy dark brown hair. His tan complexion added to his striking appearance.

Charlie Woods at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Charlie Woods at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

When pictures of Charlie emerged, the internet buzzed with reactions ranging from heartfelt admiration to playful banter and everything in between. "He's so handsome wow[sic]!" gushed one admirer, their enthusiasm bursting through the screen.

Charlie Woods looks away at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Charlie Woods looks away at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

"He is a handsome young man. I'm sure Tiger is proud of him," remarked another, echoing the sentiment of paternal pride that resonated deeply among those who followed the golf icon's journey.

Tiger Woods and his son Charlie Woods walk off the second tee during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North California on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Tiger Woods and his son Charlie Woods walk off the second tee during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North California on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Then, a perceptive observer chimed in, noting Charlie's mother, Elin Nordegren: "Wow. He has his mother's features but his Dad's skin color [sic]!"

Elin Nordegren holds son Charlie while Tiger Woods holds daughter Sam at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland on July 5, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Elin Nordegren holds son Charlie while Tiger Woods holds daughter Sam at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland on July 5, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Someone else also stated, "Handsome young man. And very talented." Another commenter noted, "Earl's genes are HOLDING ON," highlighting the strong influence of Tiger's father, Earl Woods.

Tiger Woods and his father, Earl, celebrate Tiger's victory at the 1991 USGA Junior Amateur Championships in Orlando, Florida on July 28, 1991. | Source: Getty Images

Tiger Woods and his father, Earl, celebrate Tiger's victory at the 1991 USGA Junior Amateur Championships in Orlando, Florida on July 28, 1991. | Source: Getty Images

"Tiger done made a mini him [sic]," quipped another, succinctly capturing the essence of familial resemblance. "The kiddies are growing up, and they're talented 🥹," mused another voice, tinged with nostalgia and admiration.

Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods, look on from the second hole during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods, look on from the second hole during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

But not all comments floated gently in this sea of admiration. "looks just like his father, whoever it is [sic]," teased a witty observer, injecting a playful ambiguity into the discussion.

Charlie Woods look serious in front of his father Tiger Woods during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Charlie Woods look serious in front of his father Tiger Woods during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on June 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

A final commenter expressed both caution and hope: "I pray he doesn't make the same mistakes as his dad he is a very niece looking young man [sic]," noting the challenges and public scrutiny Charlie faces as the child of famous parents.

Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods smile on February 10, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods smile on February 10, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

In 2010, Charlie's dad and Elin's marriage ended in a high-profile divorce. According to TMZ, Elin received approximately $100 million as part of the divorce settlement, far exceeding what she would have received under their prenuptial agreement.

Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods  at the Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers game in Orlando, Florida, on June 11, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods at the Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers game in Orlando, Florida, on June 11, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Despite the split, both parents have played crucial roles in Charlie’s upbringing. Tiger's genes and Elin's features have combined to create a young man who is making waves both on and off the golf course. It’s not just Charlie gaining public attention; his older sister is too.

Tiger Woods and Sam Woods during the 2022 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction at the PGA TOUR Global Home on March 9, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. | Source: Getty Images

Tiger Woods and Sam Woods during the 2022 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction at the PGA TOUR Global Home on March 9, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Charlie’s sister, Sam Woods, 16, made a rare appearance last May and was spotted at the PNC Championship's Pro-Am event at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, caddying for her dad. A video shared online showed Sam cleaning Tiger's golf club, capturing a special father-daughter moment.

Advertisement

While it was undoubtedly a wonderful sight to see Tiger with his kid, fans couldn't help but point out Sam's strong resemblance to her parents, calling her their "spitting image." "A beautiful combination of Mom and Dad," one said. Another commenter claimed Sam looked more like Tiger's ex-wife but only with a darker complexion.

Sam Woods speaks at the 2022 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction at the PGA TOUR Global Home in Florida on March 9, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Sam Woods speaks at the 2022 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction at the PGA TOUR Global Home in Florida on March 9, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Sam was born on Father's Day in 2007 and is Tigert and Elin's eldest daughter. Shortly after her birth, the athlete revealed the meaning behind his daughter's name, which had ties to his late father.

Tiger, Kultida, Sam Alexis, and Charlie Axel Woods alongside Erica Herman during Tiger's Medal of Freedom ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Dc, on May 6, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Tiger, Kultida, Sam Alexis, and Charlie Axel Woods alongside Erica Herman during Tiger's Medal of Freedom ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Dc, on May 6, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Tiger's dad had given him the moniker Sam since birth because the older Woods found it more fitting. In tribute to Tiger's father, he named his then-newborn Sam. He also shared a glimpse of fatherhood at that time, saying that priorities in his life have since changed.

Tiger and Sam Woods, and wife, Elin Nordegren at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California on November 21, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Tiger and Sam Woods, and wife, Elin Nordegren at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California on November 21, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

"It's just time management and understanding where your priorities are," he said. Although he is a seasoned golfer and a dedicated father, Tiger Woods recently faced a significant health challenge.

In an unforeseen twist at The Genesis Invitational on February 16, Tiger was suddenly carted off the golf course. He withdrew from the tournament as a result of an illness.

Tiger Woods being escorted off the golf course at The Genesis Invitational event posted on February 17, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Golf Channel

Tiger Woods being escorted off the golf course at The Genesis Invitational event posted on February 17, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Golf Channel

Advertisement

The pro golfer was navigating the second round of the event when his withdrawal was prompted, as confirmed by PGA Tour Communications. The professional golf tour organizing company posted a brief statement on social media.

Their message read, "Tiger Woods is a WD during the second round of The Genesis Invitational." Tiger's day on the course took a concerning turn when—after being 1-over through six holes and executing his tee shot at the par-4 seventh hole—he had to stop.

Advertisement
Tiger Woods leaving The Genesis Invitational event posted on February 17, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Golf Channel

Tiger Woods leaving The Genesis Invitational event posted on February 17, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Golf Channel

At approximately 1:35 p.m., a rules official escorted Tiger back to the locker room, and shortly after, emergency personnel arrived at the Riviera Country Club. The health scare prompted a flurry of speculation and concern among onlookers.

Addressing these concerns, Rob McNamara, Executive Vice President of TGR Ventures, shed light on Tiger's condition on the same day. Rob revealed that Tiger had been battling flu-like symptoms since the night before, which had intensified by the morning of the event.

Advertisement
Rob McNamara and Tiger Woods having a conversation before The Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, California on February 14, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Rob McNamara and Tiger Woods having a conversation before The Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, California on February 14, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Despite an initial improvement during warm-up, Tiger began to feel dizzy while playing. "The doctors are saying he’s got some — potentially some type of flu and that he was dehydrated," Rob explained, adding that Tiger was being treated with an IV bag and was expected to recover swiftly.

He also clarified that the situation was not related to any physical injuries, saying, "Not physical at all, his back’s fine."

Advertisement

Tiger himself took to social media the following day, February 17, to share an update on his health status and express his regret over the withdrawal. "I am resting and feeling better," Tiger stated, confirming the diagnosis of influenza.

He extended his gratitude to Genesis USA, and his fans for their support, and wished the remaining players luck for the weekend. "I’m disappointed to not be there," he added, highlighting his frustration at missing out on the competition.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Related posts

Jennifer Aniston Seen at Funeral in High-Slit Floral Dress, Sparking Reaction: 'Not Very Appropriate'

June 06, 2024

Prince William's Son's Godfather Marries His 'Absolutely Beautiful' Beloved: Breathtaking Pics of the Royal Wedding

June 10, 2024

6 Celebrity Duos Who Look Totally Different At Nearly The Same Age — Contrast In Pics

June 14, 2024

8 Celebrity Duos Who Could Be Mistaken for Each Other

May 21, 2024

This Week's 5 Viral News: Katy Perry's Bikini Display, King Charles' Gift To Harry's Child, Gayle King's Son Weds, & More

June 07, 2024

Kate & William Finally Seen Together, Kelly Ripa Bared Underwear at Oscars & 3 More Hot News of the Week

March 15, 2024

Willie Mays, Baseball Legend and Hall of Famer, Passes Away

June 18, 2024

Ben Affleck Spotted without His Wedding Ring after Reuniting with Wife Jennifer Lopez in Public

May 20, 2024

‘General Hospital’ Actor Johnny Wactor Passes Away at 37 — Grieving Mom Reveals Tragic Details

May 27, 2024

7 Young Royal Men Deemed Hot and Handsome – Photos

May 20, 2024

30 Years after Dad's Death, 3 Children Receive a Letter Saying to Meet in Forest near an Old Bridge – Story of the Day

May 08, 2024

Paul McCartney, 82, & His Wife, 64, Rock Swimming Outfits on the Beach: 'Age Is Just a Number'

June 18, 2024

'Good God': Demi Moore, 61, Cozies up to Separated Singer 27 Years Her Junior, Sparking Dating Rumors

June 05, 2024

Prince Harry’s Bold Statement That Infuriated King Charles & Brother William Deleted from Royal Family's Website

June 04, 2024