AKRON, Ohio – Tiger Woods' victory Sunday was the first that he was able to share with his 4-year-old son, Charlie.
“This was the first win he’s ever been at. That’s what makes it special for both of us,” said Woods, whose seven-shot triumph Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was the 79th victory of his PGA Tour career. “He’s never seen me win a golf tournament.”
After the round, Woods offered a glimpse into the line of questioning he often faces from Charlie and his 6-year-old sister, Sam.
“They always say, ‘Daddy, when are you going to win the tournament?’” Woods shared. “They always want to know what place I’m in. ‘Are you leading, or not?’ That’s always a stock question. Not leading. ‘Well, are you going to start leading?’ Well, I’m trying.
“This week was nice,” he added. “I was able to get the lead and I held it.”
Now heading into the season’s final major on the heels of his fifth victory this season, Woods noted the impact of his son reaching an age where he can grasp what his father achieves on the golf course.
“It was awfully special for me to have him here to witness it because he understands it now,” he added. “He understands when I make birdie, when I make par, and he understands the difference. It’s awfully special to share that kind of moment.”