As predicted by Irish Golfer Magazine, 15-time major champion Tiger Woods will partner with his son Charlie as they return to the PNC Championship for a third time, having finished in seventh place in 2020 and second in 2021.
After not having played since missing the cut at the 150th Open Championship and Woods is now to make three appearances in succession – the Hero World Challenge, the 12-hole ‘The Match’ and now the three-round PNC Challenge in Florida.
Joining Team Woods are nine-time major winner Gary Player with grandson, Jordan, 2009 Open Champion Stewart Cink with son Connor and 6-time major champion Nick Faldo with son Matthew, completing the 20-team line up for the 2022 PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Gran
Woods commented, “We have been looking forward to this week all year and we can’t wait to team up together for our third PNC Championship. This is such a special opportunity as a dad to get to compete with my son against so many golfing greats and their family members. It is going to be a very special week and I know that Charlie and I will have a blast.”
IMG’s Alastair Johnston, the executive chairman of the tournament commented, “Everyone has seen Tiger do things on the golf course that only a few people can relate to, but here at the PNC Championship in the last couple of years, we have seen a partnership evolve between a dad and his son to which thousands can relate. We are delighted that because of golf, we can share that experience.”
The 20-player final field for the 2022 PNC Championship is:-
Stewart Cink Connor Cink
John Daly John Daly II – Defending Champions
David Duval Brady Duval
Nick Faldo Matthew Faldo
Jim Furyk Tanner Furyk
Padraig Harrington Patrick Harrington
Nelly Korda Petr Korda
Matt Kuchar Carson Kuchar
Bernhard Langer Jason Langer
Tom Lehman Sean Lehman
Justin Leonard Luke Leonard
Mark O’Meara Shaun O’Meara
Gary Player Jordan Player
Nick Price Greg Price
Vijay Singh Qass Singh
Annika Sorenstam Will McGee
Jordan Spieth Shawn Spieth
Justin Thomas Mike Thomas
Lee Trevino Daniel Trevino
Tiger Woods Charlie Woods
Of note, Greg Norman and son Greg Jnr, are not in the field.
The PNC Championship is operated in partnership by IMG and NBC Sports. Jon Miller, NBC Sports, added: “We are counting down the days to present the PNC Championship across our platforms in just a few short weeks, and having Tiger and Charlie return for a third time as part of this year’s field of major champions competing alongside their loved ones, only adds to the special nature of this celebrated event.”
The tournament attracts major champions whose victories this year span from 1959 to 2021. This year, the PNC Championship includes a field that have won a remarkable 73 Major titles. With only 20 teams competing, players past and present have shown unprecedented interest in campaigning for a spot in the star-studded line-up.
The PNC Championship has continued to evolve since the inaugural tournament in 1995, when ten major winners gathered with their sons. The tournament now features 20 major champions and their relatives competing for the total purse of $1,085,000 in a two-day, 36-hole scramble for the Willie Park Trophy.
To qualify for the PNC Championship, players must have won a major championship or THE PLAYERS Championship. Their partner must not hold a PGA or LPGA TOUR card.