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Tiger Woods’s 11-year-old son dominated a kids’ golf tournament with Dad as his caddie

Tiger Woods and his son, Charlie, watched the U.S. Open tennis tournament last September in New York. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Who will be golf’s next Tiger Woods? Well, how about Charlie Woods, his 11-year-old son?

With his pop as his caddie, Charlie dominated the competition to win the recent nine-hole U.S. Kids Golf event at Hammock Creek Golf Club in Palm City, Fla., by five strokes.

Talk about a chip off the ol’ block: Charlie carded a 3-under-par 33 without a single bogey.

“He’s starting to get into it,” Woods recently told GolfTV. “He’s starting to understand how to play. He’s asking me the right questions. I’ve kept it competitive with his par, so it’s been just an absolute blast to go out there and just, you know, be with him. It reminds me so much of me and my dad growing up.”

The late Earl Woods began teaching his son the game about as soon as he could walk, and he first appeared on TV as a 2-year-old golfer on “The Mike Douglas Show.” So far, Woods, who will play in the Northern Trust this week in Boston, likes what he sees from Charlie’s game.

“I analyze his swing all the time,” he said. “I wish I could rotate like that and turn my head like that and do some of those positions, but those days are long gone, and I have to relive them through him.”

Woods, 44, has won 15 major championships, but he said he isn’t pressuring Charlie. He shares his son and his 13-year-old daughter, Sam, with ex-wife Elin Nordegren.

“It’s all on him,” Woods said, comparing himself and Charlie. “I wanted it at a very, very early age. I wanted to compete and play in this game. That’s on him and whether he wants it or not.”

Woods has walked alongside his son during tournaments and described the experience as “an absolute blast to go out there and just, you know, be with him.”

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