Report: Charlie Woods 'Rolled His Ankle' Before PNC Championship

The 13-year-old looks to be carrying an injury ahead of the PNC Championship this weekend in Orlando, Florida

Charlie Woods holds his knee after hitting a drive
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Charlie Woods "rolled his ankle" prior to the PNC Championship according to broadcaster and family friend Notah Begay III.

Charlie was apparently seen with a strapped-up leg at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando ahead of the two-day family event. 

The 13-year-old was, according to Twitter account @TWLegion, "fighting his swing on the range, then lifted up his pant leg and appeared his left leg was taped up pretty significantly."

He was then filmed in pain following a driver shot during Friday's practice round:

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Charlie and dad Tiger will attempt to go one better this year in their third PNC Championship after coming up two strokes shy of John and Little John Daly last time out.

The duo finished with a 15-under-par 57, which featured an incredible 11-consecutive birdies, to wrap up second place. It was Tiger's first appearance of the year following his car accident in February 2021.

This year, Charlie has been moved back a tee block, but not the two tee boxes that was originally reported.

He was originally reported to play from 'Tee #2', a course measuring 6,754 yards along with the likes of John Daly, Nelly Korda and Vijay Singh. However, he is now set to play from 'Tee #3', which is 300 yards shorter. Players to be hitting off the number 3 tees include Sir Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Annika Sorenstam.

The 6,450+ yard course is still longer than the one he played last year, where he was off the most forward tees at around 5,600 yards. A PGA Tour rules official cleared up the confusion over which tees he would play, confirming he is going off the tees for 13-year-olds.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x