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Tiger Woods’ son Charlie aiming to qualify for PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic

The 15-year-old will compete in Thursday’s pre-qualifier at Lost Lake Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Tiger Woods’s son Charlie will attempt to qualify for his first PGA Tour event, officials have revealed (Ryan Sun/AP)
Tiger Woods Tiger Woods’s son Charlie will attempt to qualify for his first PGA Tour event, officials have revealed (Ryan Sun/AP) (Ryan Sun/AP)

Tiger Woods’ son Charlie will attempt to qualify for next week’s Cognizant Classic, PGA Tour officials have revealed.

The 15-year-old will compete in Thursday’s pre-qualifier at Lost Lake Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, which is one of four pre-qualifying sites.

Approximately 25 players and ties will advance to the full qualifier on Monday, February 26, from which four players will earn places in the Cognizant Classic from February 29 – March 3 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens.

The tournament has a prize fund of £7.1million and boasts a field which includes the likes of Rory McIlroy and Ryder Cup team-mates Shane Lowry, Justin Rose and Matt Fitzpatrick.

Charlie Woods has competed in the last four editions of the PNC Championship alongside his father, who was forced to withdraw from the Genesis Invitational last week due to illness.

Charlie also competed in last year’s Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship, with his father acting as his caddie, and finished tied for 17th in the boys 14-15 division.