Woods set to return to the golf course.
Tiger Woods is set to return to golf this weekend at the PNC Championship, 10 months on from a life-threatening car accident that left him needing surgery on multiple leg injuries.
The 45-year-old is partnering his 12-year-old son Charlie at the event in which major winners team up with a family member for a 36-hole scramble event in Orlando.
Justin Thomas excited to play with Woods.
And the Woods team has been paired with Justin Thomas and his dad Mike in Saturday’s opening round, with their tee-time at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club set for 12.18pm local time (5.18pm GMT).
Thomas, ranked sixth in the world, told the PGA Tour’s website: “My excitement level is high just for him being out here and being somewhere other than his house, and getting to see a lot of familiar faces.
“And I know spending time with Charlie is a huge deal to him. I know he’s excited for that part.
“In terms of the competing, I think his expectations are very low. But at the same time, he is who he is for a reason, so I’m sure he’ll be p***** off if he didn’t play well.
“We’re all rooting for each other. We want to go out there and have fun. It’s the same thing for all of us, is that I’m here to spend time with my dad, and Tiger is here to spend time with Charlie, and vice versa. And it just so happens we’re playing in a televised tournament.”
Thomas’ dad Mike recently practiced with Woods and was impressed with what he saw.
He said in a quote posted on the PGA Tour’s Twitter feed: “It’s crazy how good he’s hitting it and (how) far he’s hitting it, for what he’s been through.”
The PNC Championship will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Golf.
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