Charlie Woods shoots 81 in U.S. Open local qualifier

Charlie Woods plays a shot during pre-qualifying for The Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches at Lost Lake Golf Club on February 22, 2024 in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Charlie Woods at a Cognizant Classic pre-qualifier earlier this year.

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Charlie Woods fell short in his first bid to join his famous father at the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

The 15-year-old fired a round of nine-over 81 on Thursday at the U.S. Open local qualifier at The Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., one of 13 local qualifying sites in the state.

Charlie’s round included three double bogeys, four bogeys and one birdie. The score of 81 left Charlie T61 of 74 players. (Three additional players WDed, and five others DNF.) The top five players, with scores ranging from the medalist at three under to even par, earned a berth into U.S. Open final qualifying, which begins on Monday, May 20th.

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This is the second time Charlie has attempted to qualify for an individual event in which he could potentially compete alongside his father. In February, Charlie tried to qualify for the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic, but posted a round of 16-over-par 86, failing to advance in an 18-hole pre-qualifier at Lost Lake Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla. The showing was reportedly marred by unruly spectator behavior onsite.

Fans have been interested in Charlie’s game since he made his televised golf debut alongside his father at the 2020 PNC Championship as an 11 year old. He’s now teamed with his dad four times in the event. Earlier this year, Charlie’s high school team won its state championship.

If Charlie to hoping to follow his dad’s footsteps, he still has some time. Tiger was 16 years old when he played his first PGA Tour tournament at Riviera in 1992.

You can view a full list of U.S. Open qualifying sites here. Editor

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