Outside of a few stealth swing videos and some eye-popping scorecards from the South Florida junior circuit, we really don’t know that much about Charlie Woods’ game. And yet, oddsmakers have seen enough to price he and his 15-time major champion father among the favorites for December’s PNC Championship.
Of course, Tiger being one half of the team is a big part of that, but it’s still quite stunning to see he and 11-year-old Charlie at 6-1 on sportsbettingdime.com to win the event that mostly features fathers and sons. It will be their first appearance in the tournament, which will air on NBC, Golf Channel and Peacock next month.
The favorites designation belongs to Justin Thomas and his father Mike, who is a PGA teaching professional at Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, Ky. The Thomas duo, who are also making their PNC Championship debut, are 7-2.
Tiger and Charlie are joined at 6-1 by Matt Kuchar and his 13-year-old son Cameron. Jim Furyk and his son Tanner check in next at 10-1, with Tom Lehman and his 25-year-old son Tom Jr. next on the odds board at 17-1. Tom Jr., who played college golf at Cal Poly, recently tied for ninth in an Outlaw Tour event.
The defending champions, Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer, are 20-1. John Daly and “Little John” Daly are 29-1. Here are the rest of the odds for the event from SBD:
Mark Calcavecchia & son: 32/1
Padraig Harrington & son: 32/1
Mark O’Meara & son: 39/1
Annika Sorenstam & father: 85/1
Gary Player & grandson: 100/1
The PNC Champoionship is a two-day, 36-hole scramble event. It will be played at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando beginning on December 19.