“Charlie Woods Falls Short in Debut US Open Qualifying Bid”

Charlie Woods: Tiger Woods’ teenage son competes in first US Open qualifier but misses out on progression

Tiger Woods’ 15-year-old son was attempting to clear the first hurdle towards qualifying for June’s US Open at Pinehurst; Charlie Woods finished nine over in local qualifying event in Florida, with only the top five progressing to final qualifying for the year’s third major

Charlie Woods fell short in his first-ever attempt to qualify for the US Open.

The 15-year-old, whose father is three-time US Open winner Tiger Woods, shot a nine-over 81 at his local qualifier at The Legacy Golf and Tennis Club in Florida to finish the single-day event in a tie for 61st place.

Only the top five finishers in the 84-player event advanced to the final qualifying for this year’s US Open, which is returning for the first time in a decade to Pinehurst No 2 on June 13-16 – live on Sky Sports Golf.

The teenage Woods was featuring in one of 109 local qualifying events that are taking place across the USA and Canada in April and May, with the leading finishers in each then progressing to the 13 final qualifying sites in late May and early June.

There were 10,052 entries for 2024’s open qualifying. Image:Charlie Woods in action earlier this year when attempting to qualify for his first tour event

Woods’ scorecard included one birdie, four bogeys and three double bogeys. He shot a 40 on the front nine and 41 on the back nine.

It was his second attempt to qualify for a Tour event this year after the teenager competed in a pre-qualifier for the Cognizant Classic in February. He shot an 86 on that occasion.

Tiger and Charlie have played together at the last four PNC Championships, finishing runners-up in 2021.

Played over 36 holes every December, the tournament is for major champions or winners of The Players Championship. It began as a father-son outing but now has players with daughters, grandchildren, even parents as their partners as well.

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