News & ToursJuly 6, 2010

'[Tiger's] lad's swing is quite incredible'

So said Ian Poulter regarding Tiger Woods' 15-month-old son Charlie, according to this story by Derek Lawrenson in the Daily Mail.

Lawrenson wrote: "Away from the madding crowd, the unforgiving paparazzi and the inquisitive press, picture Tiger Woods in the role of proud dad, flicking open his mobile to show off the golf swing of his 15-month-old son Charlie to his fellow pros. This was the Tiger no-one outside the inner circle ever gets to see but the one on view in the Dunraven Arms in Adare on Monday evening.

"The grip, the swing, it's all incredible," Poulter told Lawrenson. "Given those genes I reckon we've got about 13 years left to win majors. By the time he's 15, he will probably be winning the Masters by about 25 shots."

This was the only positive story to emerge about Woods from the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am that concluded Tuesday in Ireland. The headlines set the tone:

  • Terse Tiger confronts media -- Sky Sports.

  • Woods turns icy at personal questions in Ireland -- Associated Press.

  • Tiger Woods gets his groove back but is failing to win any friends -- The Guardian.

  • Tiger Woods loses cool over questions over private life at JP McManus Invitational -- The Telegraph.

Woods apparently was bristling at questions regarding his personal life, a prelude, perhaps, to what he can expect to encounter at the British Open next week.

-- John Strege

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